A Level English Resources

Below are several videos summarising the key texts that most students are expected to learn and understand for the A Level courseworks and examinations.

 
 

Othello by William Shakespeare - part 1

Welcome to the first of a two-part series summarising all you need to know about William Shakespeare's play, 'Othello'. In this first video, I’ll look at the play's context as well as summarise the play's key highlights which are essential to know - especially if you are sitting an exam on Othello or if you are writing a coursework on this play.

 

Othello by William Shakespeare - part 2

Welcome to the second of a two-part series summarising all you need to know about 'Othello'. In this first video, I'll look at the play's characters, themes and symbols which are essential to know - especially if you are sitting an exam on Othello or if you are writing a coursework on this play.

 

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale. In this video, we summarise the play's plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this novel.

 

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ in eight minutes. This video summarises the plot, the play’s main characters and its key themes. This video is a useful summary if you are studying the play for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ in ten minutes. This video summarises the plot, the play’s main characters and its key themes. This video is a useful summary if you are studying the play for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Henrik Ibsen's play, 'A Doll's House'. In this video, we summarise the play's plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this play.

 

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: overview, context and prologue

This summarises on all you need to know about Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales - a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines, written in Middle English by between 1387 and 1400. This video will summarise the plot, context and the prologue.

Brick Lane by Monica Ali - part 1

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Monica Ali's ’Brick Lane' in eight minutes. In this video, we summarise the plot and the novel's main characters.

 

Brick Lane by Monica Ali - part 2

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Monica Ali's ’Brick Lane' in eight minutes. In this video, we summarise the plot and the novel's main themes and symbols.

 

The Lie by Helen Dunmore - part 1

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Helen Dunmore’s novel, ‘The Lie’. In this video, we will summarise all you need to know about the novel’s plot and its context. This video is useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

The Lie by Helen Dunmore - part 2

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Helen Dunmore’s novel, ‘The Lie’. In this video, we will summarise all you need to know about the novel’s characters and themes. This video is useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - part 1

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Edith Wharton’s novel, ‘The Age of Innocence’. In this video, we will summarise all you need to know about the author as well as context. This video is useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - part 2

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Edith Wharton’s novel, ‘The Age of Innocence’. In this video, we will summarise all you need to know about the novel’s characters, themes and symbols. This video is useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about John Milton's 'Paradise Lost’ in four minutes. In this video, we summarise the plot, main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this epic, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Part 1

Welcome to the first of our two-part video series, summarising all you need to know about ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this video, I will look at the novel’s context and I will summarise the entire novel in a nutshell.

No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe - Part 1

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Chinua Achebe’s novel, ‘No Longer At Ease’. In this video, I summarise the novel’s plot and all you need to know about the story’s main events and characters. This video is especially useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe - Part 2

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Chinua Achebe’s novel, ‘No Longer At Ease’. In this video, I summarise the novel’s context and all you need to know about the issues surrounding the novel. This video is especially useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.

 

No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe - Part 3

Welcome to our video summarising all you need to know about Chinua Achebe’s novel, ‘No Longer At Ease’. In this video, I summarise the novel’s plot and all you need to know about the story’s main themes. This video is especially useful if you are studying this novel for your coursework or exams.