An Inspector Calls Study Guide for CCEA GCSE

Priestley’s thought-provoking, ‘whodunnit’-style play attacks the hypocrisies of Victorian and Edwardian society, while remaining a timeless classic that has engaged readers since its production. Ensure your students are clued up on all key aspects of analysis with detailed notes and activities to lead students through the entire play.

  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding with insightful and relevant analysis for each act.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: Characterisation • Themes • Symbolism • Setting • Ideas and messages • Language • Structure
  3. Revision and exam preparation – Revise the key aspects of the play through writing-in-role, speaking and listening, and text transformation exercises. Plus! PEE guidance and sample exam questions practice exam technique.


  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Original illustrations

Woven into the analysis throughout you will find:

  • Discussion prompts to encourage debate and individual interpretation
  • Useful quotations with analysis to encourage close reading skills
  • End-of-act activities to consolidate learning
  • Key term definitions to ensure students grasp difficult concepts
Excellent, detailed and thorough, but still accessible to a range of abilities. In the revision stage of the term, this gives me a checklist and the students can both confirm and develop their knowledge. This can double as a scheme of work and can easily be dipped into for handouts. E Evans, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer (feedback for previous edition)
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7934)
'Very detailed... The 'pupil-speak' of the AOs is very useful and concise as is the context section which students sometimes struggle with... The close analysis of each act is excellent as it's so thorough... Good variety of discussion points and questions... The resource covers the text in detail which can be used to develop independent opinions and evaluation... It is flexible to be used for whole class and small group activities which develop analysis and terminology.' L Churchill, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer