GCSE English Literature: Journey’s End – ‘croquet, or the war’

‘croquet, or the war’

gcse english literature: drama

journey’s end

close study


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

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.

‘croquet, or the war’ equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Sherriff’s Journey’s End so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.


how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, ‘croquet, or the war’ brings the play to life and takes you on a memorable journey into Sherriff’s trenches. With renewed enthusiasm for the play, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.


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 Sherriff’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 and refreshments

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