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An Inspector Calls Study Programme

ghallahan | Friday October 26, 2018

Categories: KS4, Drama, An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls Study Programme

Seven Weeks 28 Lessons

Drawing room drama, murder mystery, critique of the classes, socialist sales pitch- there are a lot of different phrases you could use when describing ‘An Inspector Calls’. It’s a popular, short, and compelling little play that has been on the GCSE specification for decades now.

As a text, An Inspector Calls has all of the components you want for a piece of literary analysis. It’s short, and therefore allows you to really study the events and language in detail. The premise is easy to grasp, and is a perfect vehicle for bigger ideas. There is historical context aplenty. Priestley was writing a time of huge social change, and the arguments being had around the dinner table in 1912, 1945, and 2018 haven’t changed all that much. The play feels as relevant and as powerful now, as when it was first performed.

How to use this programme…

This is a 'swiss army knife' of a scheme of work. You can use it as it is laid out below - a teaching booklet with all your photocopying done for the term in one go. Students can complete this work independent of a subject specialist- if you are unfortunately without a specialist English teacher, then all of the ‘direct instruction’ is in the booklet.

You can also use it purely for the teacher as a SOW guide, and display the instructions to the students or verbally deliver them. It takes you through the entire text, and then revisits key scenes for more in depth analysis.

Alternatively, you could use this as a homework guide, where students read in class and then return to the key scenes and topics at home for homework. Or, for year eleven students who have already studied the text, and are now returning to it in preparation for their June exam.

The best bits…

The vocabulary lists help support their understanding. Every single slightly complicated word (tier two word) has been put into the list, and will be understood by the student just...


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