GCSE English Literature: An Inspector Calls – ‘it’s my duty to ask questions’

‘it’s my duty to ask questions’

gcse english literature: drama

‘an inspector calls’

close study

  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C
  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel iGCSE / OCR exam boards


English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

‘It’s my duty to ask questions’ equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.


how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, ‘it’s my duty to ask questions’ brings the play to life and takes you on an exciting journey into the Birling family household.With renewed enthusiasm for the play, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.


‘It’s my duty to ask questions’


what to expect


  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of the importance of the play’s themes, dramatic techniques and characterisation
  • exploration and critical evaluation of the play and its context
  • consideration of the wider social purpose and cultural precepts that inform the play
  • tailored activities to analyse the effects of Priestley’s choices of language, structure and form
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

what to pay

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials, drinks and snacks

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