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Girl, Woman, Other (KS5)

by Bernardine Evaristo


This is Britain as you've never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

'The most absorbing book I read all year' 

Roxane Gay

'[Bernardine Evaristo] is one of the very best that we have'

Nikesh Shukla


Age: Key Stage 5 (A Level)

Subject: English Literature

Fiction Text: Prose novel

Author: Bernardine Evaristo

This resource pack is designed to support teachers who are considering auditing and amending their curriculums to include Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo for KS5. This resource provides key details about the text, so that teachers can consider whether they would like to teach this text and what direction they might take in doing so. There is also a video of Bernardine Evaristo reading her favourite extract of the book which introduces the reader to the character Carole. This video was recorded in collaboration with exam board OCR as they recently added Girl, Woman, Other to their A Level set text offering.

Whats included in the pack?

  • Bernardine Evaristo, Carole extract reading (see below)
  • Girl, Woman, Other Teaching Resource pdf. that includes: Summarised plot; Selected key quotations and plot themes; Classroom discussion questions; Assessment analytical questions for KS4-5 as a springboard for creating future lessons/home work tasks; Book review

How to use the pack

  • Download and read through the Girl, Woman, Other Teaching Resource pdf
  • Watch the video extract reading and decide how best to use in the classroom with students
  • For further tips, watch Bernardine Evaristo in conversation about Girl, Woman, Other at the Lit in Colour Teacher Conference held in partnership with Tes

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Girl, Woman, Other (KS5)


Bernardine Evaristo extract reading

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