An Inspector Calls GCSE English Literature Podcast Series for AQA

English Literature



15 tutorials available 15 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.

Tutors for this module

Stephen Lucas

BA and PGCE, English

Head of English, OCR resource developer

Laura Broadbent


Writer for iGCSE English
Cambridge University Press - Freelance

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  • Detailed analysis of all the key themes, characters, context and chapters of An Inspector Calls, providing you with in-depth knowledge according to the AQA syllabus.
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What proportion of the exam is An Inspector Calls?

An Inspector Calls - how it makes up part of your AQA GCSE English Literature exam

An Inspector Calls is 1 of 3 sections of the Modern Text and Prose paper of your English Literature GCSE. The Modern Text and Prose paper makes up 60% of your GCSE. 

Students will be given a choice of 2 essay titles to choose from on J.B. Priestley's play An Inspector Calls and will be expected to answer 1 of these 2 choices.

The Modern Text and Prose exam will last 2 hours and 15 minutes so it is suggested that you take around 40-45 minutes on this part of the exam.


Assessment Objectives for English Literature GCSE

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across allGCSE English Literature specifications and all exam boards.

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

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