Lord of the Flies Study Guide for CCEA GCSE

Does humanity inherently tend towards savagery or civilisation? Golding’s haunting coming-of-age novel depicts a group of young English schoolboys who are forced to mature quickly in order to survive after their plane crashes and they are stranded on a remote island. Examine the novel’s memorable characters and powerful themes as the children attempt to establish order in a society where civilisation no longer exists.

  1. Walkthrough – Build understanding with insightful and relevant analysis for each chapter.
  2. Whole-text Analysis – Explores: themes • symbolism • language • structure • form
  3. Exam preparation – Exam guidance and sample exam questions will ensure your students feel well prepared in the run-up to the exam.


  • Student-friendly plot summary
  • Original illustrations

Plus! Woven into the analysis throughout you will find discussion points that explore characterisation, themes and language and encourage individual interpretation.