GCSE Revision Resources

Need some help? Check out our revision videos which summarise all students need to know on some of the most popular set texts for English GCSE Literature.

 
 

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. hyde

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In this video, we summarise the plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this story in your coursework or exams.

 

Macbeth

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. This video will summarise the plot, the play’s main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this play, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 

Love and relationships anthology

This video will summarise all you need to know about the first five poems in this anthology, and what you must discuss in your exams when considering the poems' structure, language and form. This is essential viewing if you’re studying this anthology for your GCSE exams. For the other videos covering the remaining poems in the anthology, visit: https://bit.ly/2G05aZG.

 

power and conflict anthology

This video will summarise all you need to know about the first few poems in this anthology, and what you must discuss in your exams when considering the poems' structure, language and form. This is essential viewing if you’re studying this anthology for your GCSE exams. For the other videos covering the remaining poems in the anthology, visit: https://bit.ly/2G05aZG.

 

An inspector calls

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about J.B. Priestly's play, ‘An Inspector Calls’. In this video, we will summarise the play's main plot and what you need to understand about context. For other videos covering other aspects of this play, visit: https://bit.ly/2G05aZG.

 

a view from the bridge

Welcome to the first of a two-part video series, summarising all you need to know about ‘A View From The Bridge’ by Arthur Miller. In this video, we look at the play’s context and we’ll summarise the play in a nutshell. This video is useful if you are sitting an exam on the play or if you are writing a coursework on it. For other videos covering other aspects of this play, visit: https://bit.ly/2G05aZG.

 

the merchant of venice

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ in seven minutes. In this video, we will summarise the plot, the play’s main characters and key themes. This video is a useful summary of all you need to know about this play, particularly if you are studying it for your coursework or as part of your final exams.

 
 
 

THE SHIPMAN’S TALE

Pressed for time? This is a summary on all you need to know about Geoffrey Chaucer's novel, The Shipman Tale.

In this video, we summarise the plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this story in your coursework or exams.

 

Poems of the Decade Anthology

This video will summarise all you need to know about the first few poems in this anthology, and what you must discuss in your exams when considering the poems' structure, language and form. This is essential viewing if you’re studying this anthology for your GCSE exams. For the other videos covering the remaining poems in the anthology, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlRLN7LqXBA&t=490s

 

LANGUAGE CHANGE OVER TIME

Studying Language Change Over Time? This video explores all you need to know about English Language Change Over Time - from Early English, through to the Medieval Period, the Renaissance Period, the 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century - as well as English post-20th Century. This video is the revision crash-course you will need if you are studying this topic for your coursework or your exams!

 

WEIMAR GERMANY

Studying Weimar Germany for your GCSEs? Here is a detailed history of 'Weimar Germany'. In this video, we will look at:

-What is Weimar Germany?

- 1918-23: years of change and crises

- 1924-29: the golden years

and more.

 

LANGUAGE AND GENDER THEORIES

Does Language differ based on gender, or are other factors more important? Check out our video for some helpful answers around this. Pressed for time? Our video covers all the Language and Gender theories and theorists you need to be aware of when studying English Language at AS or A Level. We will cover the Dominance and Difference theories - when it comes to how English Language is used as well as how its use differs according to the gender of the speaker.

 

Regional Variation in Language

Welcome to our video, summarising all you need to know when it comes to accents and dialects. This video will explore regional variation in Language within the UK. We will also explore key definitions including accents, dialects, Received Pronunciation and Standard English. This video will also examine attitudes towards different accents and the underlying reasons behind these attitudes.

 

LANGUAGE AND POWER

Ever wondered how the English Language can be used to express power? How is Language used in different contexts to illustrate the power dynamics between different speakers? Welcome to our video summarising all you will need to know, when it comes to English Language and Power. This video will examine how Language can be used in different contexts to show power, as well as different theories around Language and Power.

 

TOWARDS A WORLD UNKNOWN

Studying the 'Conflict' anthology from the 'Towards A World Unknown' GCSE as part of your English Literature exams? Look no further - in this video we delve into the details of ALL the poems in the anthology.

In this video, we will analyse the following poems in the anthology, such as ‘A poison Tee’, ‘Envy’, ‘Boat Stealing’ and many more.

 

BLACK BRITISH ENGLISH

Welcome to our video, summarising all you will need to know about accents and dialects when studying English Language A Level. In this video, we will examine Black British English - specifically, the different accents and dialects with origins from the Black and Caribbean community. We will examine the difference between Pidgin, Creole and Black British English.

 

The White Tiger

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about Aravind Adiga's novel, ‘The White Tiger.’ In this video, we summarise the novel’s plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this novel. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe! For in-depth revision material, with all you need to know on the novel as well as cheat sheets and material you can use in your writing, visit our ‘Shop’ section.

 

A Separate Peace

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about John Knowles’ novel, ‘A Separate Peace.’ In this video, we summarise the novel’s plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this novel. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe! For in-depth revision material, with all you need to know on the novel as well as cheat sheets and material you can use in your writing, visit our ‘Shop’ section.

 

Measure for Measure

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about William Shakespeare's play, ‘Measure for Measure.’ In this video, we summarise the play's plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this play. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe! For in-depth revision material, with all you need to know on the novel as well as cheat sheets and material you can use in your writing, visit our ‘Shop’ section.

 

The Second Nun's Tale

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about Geoffrey Chaucer's novel, ‘The Second Nun’s Tale.’ In this video, we summarise the play's plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this novel. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe!

 

English Language Change: Theories & Attitudes

Welcome to our video summarising all you will need to know on English Language Change. In this video, we will examine theories around why English Language has changed and evolved over time, as well as attitudes towards that. We will explore the Prescriptivist and Descriptivist viewpoints towards Language Change.

 

The Canon's Yeoman's Tale

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about Geoffrey Chaucer's novel, ‘The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale’. In this video, we summarise the play's plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing this novel. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe!

 

Hard Times

Pressed for time? Here is a summary on all you need to know about Charles Dicken's novel, ‘Hard Times.’ In this video, we summarise the novel’s plot, its main characters and the themes that you need to be aware of when it comes to analysing it. If you found this video useful, please give us a thumbs up and subscribe! For in-depth revision material, with all you need to know on the novel as well as cheat sheets and material you can use in your writing, visit our ‘Shop’ section.

 

English Language A Level: Language Frameworks

Ever wondered Language Frameworks really means? In this video, we will summarise the key terms you must understand, including: Phonetics, Phonology, Lexis, Semantics, Morphology, Syntax, Discourse, Pragmatics, Graphology and more.

 

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