Silas Marner: Study Guide for GCSE (first teaching 2015)

Set text for: Edexcel | Eduqas

A hard-working but miserly linen weaver is outcast from his community, robbed of his living and loses all faith in this seemingly simple tale.

Can a child inspire him to reconnect with his village and his religion? Go deeper into Eliot’s classic and sophisticated narrative with thorough analysis and thought-provoking tasks.

  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

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Active learning tasks to deepen understanding
  • Essay tips and questions for excellent exam practice
  • Key term definitions to ensure students grasp difficult concepts

Includes suggested answers to relevant tasks.