FREE Trial

Sign up for a free trial to one of our series. Please fill in ALL the details below.

Stop this message from displaying again

“We have seen a large growth in both motivation and progress within our students, regardless of ability”. Rebeka Rangelov, Harris Falconwood

Subjects Tutors About Us
Never Let Me Go GCSE English Literature Podcast Series

Never Let Me Go GCSE English Literature Podcast Series

English Literature



24 tutorials available 24 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. Never Let Me Go is also a text for the OCR and AQA exam boards.
Individual Subscription

Scroll Below to Listen
Scroll Down. You can listen to the first tutorial free by clicking the blue arrow button and to samples of the individual tutorials by clicking the green button!

Tutors for this module

Why buy our Never Let Me Go Series

Our mission is to produce tutorials that not only enhance learning through the power of audio but also to make them fun and engaging. Exactly aligned to the curriculum, they provide all the information for you to succeed at school.

  • Listen to analysis of all the key areas of Never Let Me to prepare for essays, to revise for exams, to impress in class.
  • Learn and be moved by the Ishiguro's marvellous novel where and when you want – at home, in the car, in class, taking the dog for a walk….
  • Listen and learn how you want – on your phone, tablet or computer – share out loud or just plug in your headphones and learn.
  • Impress with valuable insights from a leading academic and examiner
Great Value - From £1.99
Get all the Never Let Me Go tutorials for just £14.99 - that's the equivalent of 30 minutes of a private tutor!

What people are saying about Audiopi

“Audiopi gets the thumbs up from me! ...It will be a useful asset to teachers and students” – Ross Morrison McGill, Teacher Toolkit

“We are very excited to be working closely with Audiopi” – Yasmin Moussa, The British Council

"What I like about Audiopi is that it is student-facing: it doesn't just want to help them master the syllabus, it wants to edge them that little bit further." Glyn Redworth, Oxford University

“I came top of the class all thanks to Audiopi” – Theo, GCSE student, The Abbey School


Go on - Have a Listen
Scroll down and listen to our introductory tutorial and samples of all of them!

What proportion of the exam is awarded to Never Let Me Go

OCR's English Literature GCSE is made up of 2 papers:

  • Exploring Modern and Literary Heritage Texts
  • Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare

Never Let Me Go belongs to the Exploring Modern and Literary Heritage Texts paper. This is worth 50% of your exam.

Exploring Modern and Literary heritage texts is made up of 2 sections:

  • one studied modern prose or drama text, including making connections with a thematically linked unseen modern, same genre extract
  • one studied 19th century prose text.

Never Let Me Go is part of the Modern Prose or Drama Text.

For this component, learners study one modern prose or drama text and one 19th century novel. The focus is on learners engaging with their reading through exploring key themes, ideas and issues, characterisation and settings in order to build confidence in their skills of critical evaluation. Study of the modern set text is enhanced through comparative study with an unseen modern, same genre extract.


Many thanks to the wonderful Phoebe Katis who provided some of the music for our Never Let Me Go series. You can find out more about Phoebe and listen to her music here

Audio Tutorials