An Inspector Calls: Exploratory Pack for GCSE

Suitable for all specs

Set text for GCSE Edexcel

With a turbulent social and historical backdrop, strong themes, clear messages and the possibility of both naturalistic and non-naturalistic approaches, J B Priestley’s moralistic take on the whodunnit genre is a perfect all-rounder for GCSE Drama.

These ready-to-use, student-friendly notes and engaging exploratory activities combine to create the ultimate practical study pack for An Inspector Calls.

  • Packed with practical, written, research and discussion tasks
  • Practice essay questions interwoven throughout
  • Key terms glossary
  • Teaching notes and indicative content
  1. Consolidate contextual understanding
    Find out how the playwright, the social, historical, political and cultural contexts and the performance context inform the play
  2. Explore the play scene by scene Get insightful commentary and analysis of relevant events and themes while considering the implications on performance, direction and design
  3. Uncover theatrical possibilities
    Take a closer look at production concepts, characterisation, staging, lighting, sound, props, costume and more in light of the whole play

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8542)
"A good detailed resource that looks at the play in a variety of ways. The social, historical and cultural context is explored well. This resource goes beyond an analysis of each act as a set of definitive notes but looks at characters, setting, costume etc. This provides a good breadth of coverage." A Henshaw, Drama Teacher and Independent Reviewer