The Guide has been written primarily for students of GCSE English Literature as specified by AQA in the post-2015 syllabus (8702). It addresses specifically the requirement to study one from a choice of set texts, which includes post-1914 prose fiction and that students should study the whole text. These requirements are assessed in Paper 2 (Modern Texts and Poetry), Section A: Modern Texts of the examination. The Guide covers all the short stories in the anthology Telling Tales. The Guide aims to address Assessment Objectives AO1, AO2, AO3 for the examination of this component, namely: AO1: Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: - maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response - use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations. NOTE: There is no requirement to compare texts. AO2: Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.