English Literature A Level and GCSE Audio Tutorials

 

Great literature fires the imagination and brings language to life. Welcome to our English Literature library for GCSE.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

17 tutorials available 17 tutorials total
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or sometimes known more simply as Jekyll & Hyde has entertained readers for over 100 years. Written by Robert Louis Stevenson the novella has impacted our natural language with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Our GCSE series has been written so that you will fully understand the context, genres, themes and characters of this wonderful novella and will guide you through the course and help prepare you for your GCSE English Literature exam.

Eduqas Poetry Anthology - 1789 to Present Day

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

39 tutorials available 40 tutorials total
Welcome to our analysis of the poems in the Eduqas Poetry Anthology for GCSE English Literature, written by Rebecca Kleanthous, a specialist poetry examiner. The Eduqas selection of poetry provides a rich heritage of poets from the 18th century all the way to the present day, including romantic poets, war poets and modern day poets, providing a wonderfully varied selection for study. Each poem is analysed in detail, including the context, key ideas, content and the structure and form used, helping prepare GCSE students throughout their coursework and in preparation for their exams. There is a narration of each poem as well as three podcasts at the end that provide techniques to aid in analysing poems, how to compare poems and how to tackle the unseen poem.

Macbeth

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

24 tutorials available 24 tutorials total
Our Macbeth series for GCSE English Literature is one of our favourites. Our authors, Catherine Hartley and Stella Vassiliou, two fabulous teachers (both 1st class honours graduates from Oxbridge) bring to life and explain one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. We are also honoured to have the renowned Shakespearean actor, Guy Henry, play Macbeth throughout the series.

A Christmas Carol

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

14 tutorials available 14 tutorials total

A Christmas Carol is amongst the most famous of Dickens’ works, and Ebenezer Scrooge, the chief character, is perhaps the best-known and most distinctive of all his creations. Our WJEC GCSE English Literature series for A Christmas Carol will guide you through everything you need to know about this classic of Victorian literature and help you understand how best to approach it in your exams.

Macbeth

English Literature

GCSE

CIE

24 tutorials available 24 tutorials total

Our Macbeth series for GCSE English Literature is one of our favourites. Our authors, Catherine Hartley and Stella Vassiliou, two fabulous teachers (both 1st class honours graduates from Oxbridge) bring to life and explain one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. We are also honoured to have the renowned Shakespearean actor, Guy Henry, play Macbeth throughout the series.

An Inspector Calls

English Literature

GCSE

CIE

16 tutorials available 16 tutorials total

The GCSE podcast series for JB Priestley’s play, An Inspector Calls, will give you invaluable insight for your GCSE and help you prepare for your exams at the end of the school year. It looks at the genre, structure and plot, why the play is enduring, the context of the play and how it was a voice for Priestley’s beliefs, gives a detail overview of the characters involved and then includes a detailed analysis of the play itself as well as giving hints and tips on exams techniques.

Romeo and Juliet

English Literature

GCSE

CIE

24 tutorials available 25 tutorials total
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's greatest and best loved tragedies. In this series for GCSE English Literature we analyse all aspects of the play ensuring that you gain a full understanding of the various complexities, including key themes, characters, context and structure. As with Macbeth we have brought together Stella Vassilou and Catherine Hartley, both of whom received Masters in English Literature from Oxford and Cambridge University and are now teaching GCSE English Literature.

Animal Farm

English Literature

GCSE

CIE

12 tutorials available 12 tutorials total

Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is one of the great dystopian novels of it's time and is layered with many different meanings, making it a joy to read and to interpret. Our audio tutorials, written by Aimee Coelho, a passionate English Teacher at Millfield and additionally an exam board examiner (so she knows exactly what is required for your examination), will furnish you with everything you need for your GCSE coursework and exam preparation. The series will provide you with all the necessary arguments and insights, analyses the genre, structure and form, examines the context and key characters , gives an in-depth view of the different chapters and finally helps you prepare for that all important GCSE examination. Animal Farm is a set text for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.

Tragedy

English Literature

A Level

AQA

10 tutorials available 10 tutorials total
Tragedies are stories of misery, madness and murder. So why read (and watch) tragedy? It is one of literature’s most popular and enduring genres, but what possible enjoyment can an audience get from watching characters in the depths of despair? What does tragedy tell us about human existence? What does tragedy actually mean? In this series, we will examine all the different aspects of Tragedy and how you can apply it to your English Literature A Level. Written by Alan Scott, who is a senior examiner, it will provide you with the debate, analysis and examples of great tragedy.

The Gothic Podcast Series

English Literature

A Level

AQA

5 tutorials available 5 tutorials total

This series introduces the students to the gothic as broad traditions/genres for those taking A Level English Literature. Specific texts will be mentioned and examined, but not in the detail of text-/author-centred series; the primary aim is to consider how various example texts might fit (or perhaps not fit) received wisdom concerning what gothic “is.”.

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