English GCSE Resources

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

 
 

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L Stevenson

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In this video, we summarise the plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this story in your coursework or exams.

 

An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley - part 1

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about J.B. Priestly's play, ‘An Inspector Calls’. In this video, I will summarise the play's main plot and what you need to understand about context.

 

An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley - part 2

This second video is a summary on all you need to know about J.B. Priestley's play, ‘An Inspector Calls’. In this video, I will discuss the play's key characters, themes and what you need to understand about the play when analysing the main characters and themes.

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. This video will summarise the plot, the play’s main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this play, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller - part 1

Welcome to the first of a two-part video series, summarising all you need to know about ‘A View From The Bridge’ by Arthur Miller. In this video, I’ll look at the play’s context and I’ll summarise the play in a nutshell. This video is useful if you are sitting an exam on the play or if you are writing a coursework on it.

 

A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller - part 2

Welcome to the second of a two-part video series, summarising all you need to know about ‘A View From The Bridge’ by Arthur Miller. In this video, I’ll look at the play’s characters, themes and symbols, and I will summarise all you need to know when examining the play from each of these perspectives.

 

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ in seven minutes. In this video, I will summarise the plot, the play’s main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this play, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ in eight minutes. In this video, I will summarise the plot, the play’s main characters and key themes. This video is useful particularly if you are studying this play for your coursework or exams.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.