Great Expectations: Study Guide for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Set text for: AQA | Edexcel | OCR

Break down Dickens’ timeless tale into manageable pieces with this brilliantly designed resource. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the novel and build exam skills as they go with a focus on extract analysis throughout.

Offers a lot of well-organised information and caters for a lot of different learning styles... The context, chapter overviews and range of activities are excellent. Would buy for this alone. The knowledge is in-depth and encourages further questioning and research. E Evans, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (feedback for previous edition)

  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding of the chosen text with insightful and relevant commentary and analysis. All chapters are concisely summarised, then examined in detail.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context
  3. Indicative Content – Ensures all key content is covered. Great support for busy teachers!


  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Key term glossary
  • Further reading
  • 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

Includes suggested answers to relevant tasks.