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English Literature A Level and GCSE Audio Tutorials

Whether you are teaching or studying English Literature, our audio tutorial series have been designed to provide you with all the analysis required at both GCSE and A Level. Written by those who have a real passion and understanding of their subject, each series goes into detail across the core components of what needs to be taught and learnt, giving you an alternative and complementary resource to help you achieve success both inside and outside the classroom. As with all our series, the wonderfully flexible medium of audio brings the texts to life in a unique way and makes preparing for class, researching for an essay or even studying for the exam an absolute pleasure!

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Our English Literature tutorial writers come from leading universities, state and independent schools and examiners from the leading exam boards.

The History Boys - WJEC

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

19 tutorials available 19 tutorials total

The History Boys is Alan Bennett's award winning play including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. All of our tutorials take you through all you need to now for your GCSE, including genre, context, analysis of key characters and the major themes that run through the play, including sexuality and education. The final podcast will give you an overview of what questions you should expect and how to answer them.

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Great Expectations – Charles Dickens - WJEC

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

11 tutorials available 11 tutorials total

The podcast series on Great Expectations, written and recorded by Ian Brinton, a former Head of English for Dulwich College and Sevenoaks School, as well as having written many books on Dickens, will help prepare you for your GCSE and analyses the major characters and themes that run through the book. The examination of the key characters includes individual podcasts on MIss Havisham, Estella, Wemmick and Magwitch, there are individual podcasts on the key themes of prevalent throughout the book, including prisons, the concept of a gentleman and guilt as well as looking at the different endings Charles Dickens wrote. Throughout the podcast series, the different podcasts will refer to Pip so you gain an in depth understanding of his character.

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An Inspector Calls - WJEC

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

16 tutorials available 17 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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Pride and Prejudice - WJEC

English Literature

GCSE

WJEC

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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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.

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Never Let Me Go

English Literature

GCSE

Eduqas

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.

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The History Boys - Eduqas

English Literature

GCSE

Eduqas

18 tutorials available 18 tutorials total

The History Boys is Alan Bennett's award winning play including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. All of our tutorials take you through all you need to now for your GCSE, including genre, context, analysis of key characters and the major themes that run through the play, including sexuality and education. The final podcast will give you an overview of what questions you should expect and how to answer them. The History Boys is also a text for AQA

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

English Literature

GCSE

Eduqas

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. Jekyll and Hyde is a text for Edexcel, AQA, Eduqas and OCR.

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Macbeth

English Literature

GCSE

Eduqas

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.

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An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

English Literature

GCSE

Eduqas

15 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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