Macbeth: Study Guide for Pearson Edexcel International GCSE

There is plenty for your students to enjoy in Shakespeare’s Scottish play – delve into themes such as ambition, aggression and the supernatural.

This comprehensive resource ensures students have a detailed knowledge of every scene to prepare them for any exam question that comes their way.

Clear and well structured... Gives a thorough understanding of all aspects of the play

D Salles, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (GCSE edition)
  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding of the chosen text with insightful and relevant commentary and analysis. All scenes are concisely summarised, then examined in detail.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context
  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Key term glossary
  • Original illustrations

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Active learning tasks to deepen understanding
  • Extended essay questions for excellent exam practice

Suggested answers are provided for questions and activities.