Pride and Prejudice: Study Guide for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

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One of Austen’s best-loved novels, Pride and Prejudice offers GCSE students an array of enchanting characters and a story full of intrigue and humour. Along with detailed analysis and student activities, features such as a contextual timeline, a ‘Why Read Austen?’ introduction, and commentary on narrative style make this resource an indispensable companion to the text.

This Study Guide inspires me... The author clearly loves Pride and Prejudice, but, more importantly, knows and communicates why 16 year olds should also love it. A superb resource. J Whitbread, 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
  • Essay questions for excellent exam practice

Suggested answers are provided for questions and activities.