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GCSE English Literature Audio Study Guides

Our English Literature GCSE series have been created to aid both students and teachers throughout their coursework and in preparation for the exams. Written by subject specialists, they cover all aspects of the specification required giving students the ability to access pertinent information in a short, sharp and easily digestible manner. The audio format enables accelerated learning, with no distraction and can be played both inside and outside the classroom. They have been designed to complement what is being taught and to help reinforce key learnings.

Each series is broken down into individual tutorials, examining core elements of the text, such as analysis of key characters, the context, the structure and form, key themes and individual chapters and scenes.

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Core Benefits of Audiopi for Teachers and Students

English Literature GCSE Revision and Coursework Tutorials

Our English Literature GCSE audio study guides provide both teachers and students with a resource that can help throughout a period of study and for exam preparation. Each tutorial series is made up of individual educational podcasts that cover all the elements required for the GCSE syllabus, from the context of a novel to the key characters, themes, how to compare different poems, chapter analysis, quotations and how to do well in your exams. Key benefits include:

  • Valuable insights from teachers, exam board examiners and academics to ensure in-depth and highly relevant analysis
  • Sound effects, music, quotations to engage and inspire the listener to aid the learning process
  • Curriculum specific English Literature GCSE tutorials to ensure no stone left unturned
  • Tutorials that can be listened to as and when required

Benefits for English Teachers and Students

  • A trusted, valuable and easily accessible resource designed to engage and inspire students
  • Multiple uses including flipped learning, homework setting, topic introduction and revision
  • Always accessible via our app and website 
  • Students have an easily accessible English Literature revision resource so they can learn at a time and place which suits

What exam boards are available?

We cater for a wide range of exam boards: OCR, AQA, Edexcel, WJEC, Eduqas

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Latest English Literature GCSE Releases

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

19 tutorials available 19 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.

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Never Let Me Go

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

26 tutorials available 26 tutorials total

Never Let Me Go is the haunting story of a group of friends whose purpose in life is far removed from that which any of us might expect. The GCSE podcast series for Ishiguro’s novel will take you on a journey through the book and help you prepare for your exams at the end of the school year. It takes you through all you need to know and will ensure that you can answer the key questions you will receive in the exams. The podcast series examines all the different genres associated with the book, the importance of context, the core themes including the importance of art and creativity, ethics of cloning, outsider status and mortality, gives a detail overview of the characters involved and then includes a detailed analysis of the book itself, chapter by chapter. It is brought to you by experienced head of English and exam board specification writer, Stephen Lucas and Dr Laura Salisbury, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Exeter University

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Animal Farm – George Orwell - OCR

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

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.

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Macbeth - OCR

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

22 tutorials available 22 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. We are delighted that this teaching and learning tool is endorsed by OCR for use with specification J352 GCSE English Literature.

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OCR Poetry Anthology - Love and Relationships

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

34 tutorials available 34 tutorials total

Welcome to our series on the OCR Poetry Anthology Love and Relationships. Our series analyses each of the individual poems, giving insight into each. The tutorials have been designed to help develop a range of skills, such as analysing language, making comparisons and inferring meaning and ideas. The series has been written by Rebecca Kleanthous, who is both an experienced teacher and specialist poetry examiner.

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Romeo and Juliet

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

23 tutorials available 23 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.

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An Inspector Calls

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

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.

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Jane Eyre

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

15 tutorials available 15 tutorials total

Jane Eyre is a turbulent love story with many different themes, twists and compelling characters, making it a fascinating novel to study. In our tutorial series, written by Charlotte Unsworth, an experienced English teacher, we will analyse the key characters and themes within Jane Eyre, as well as having a detailed look at the importance of the settings. We finish with a tutorial that has been designed to help approach exam questions. Best of luck.

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DNA – Dennis Kelly.

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

12 tutorials available 12 tutorials total

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find out that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a fascinating play and our series will take you through all you need to know for your GCSE. Produced by Mark Richards, a senior examiner, he certainly knows how to cover all the different elements to achieve a good grade. DNA is a set text for OCR and AQA.

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Pride and Prejudice

English Literature

GCSE

OCR

25 tutorials available 25 tutorials total

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was one of the most popular novels of its day and it continues to be so, with many film and small screen adaptations. In this series we examine all the key aspects that you will need to know and understand for GCSE English Literature, ranging from its context, major themes, character analysis and look at all the different chapters. It's penultimate tutorial examines some of the most pertinent of quotations, including; "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”, which gives a clue to the type of book it is. Written by Jan Heron, a English teacher of many years and one who holds 5 stars on the Rate My Teacher website, Jan is also an exam board examiner so knows what is required to achieve good grades.

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