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We provide audio tutorials/educational podcasts for GCSE and A Level subjects that are exactly aligned to the curriculum, can be listened to as and when required and are delivered in a manner that resonates with today’s students, full of music and sound effects. They have been designed as a resource that complements teaching, giving both students and teachers a short and sharp alternative which will enhance the learning experience through the power and flexibility of audio.

We provide audio tutorials/educational podcasts for GCSE and A Level subjects that are exactly aligned to the curriculum, can be listened to as and when required and are delivered in a manner that resonates with today’s students, full of music and sound effects. They have been designed as a resource that complements teaching, giving both students and teachers a short and sharp alternative which will enhance the learning experience through the power and flexibility of audio.
Main Characters of Jekyll and Hyde
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Main Characters of Jekyll and Hyde

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This audio tutorial examines the main characters of Jekyll and Hyde. It looks at the allegorical function of characters, including the opposition of private and public selves; reputation and civility; materialism vs mysticism; science and rationalism; corruption and the supernatural. It analyses Utterson as embodiment of Victorian ideals of upper class, masculinity, control, suppression and order. Dr Lanyon as a minor plot character, but key in terms of character opposition to Dr Jekyll regarding materialism/rationality vs. Mysticism/sensation. Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde analysis including the function of the doppelganger motif: contrast, duality, sadism, urban life, scientific advancement, the Other, civility etc.
The History Boys Revision Bundle
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The History Boys Revision Bundle

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Included in The History Boys Revision Bundle are 5 audio tutorials which will help you prepare for your examinations. The audio tutorials will cover the following: An introduction and context, the Characters , the plot and structure, the genre, and themes.
Characters in The History Boys - The Teachers
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Characters in The History Boys - The Teachers

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What is each teacher’s role in the play? What does each character represent? We examine the relationships between teachers and boys and analyse the different teachers including Irwin, Hector, Mrs Lintott and the Headmaster. We look at how each represent a different philosophy of education.
The Context of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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The Context of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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This audio tutorial will examine the kinds of context within Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and why context is useful when understanding the novella. It gives a brief background of major issues of Victorian period, including scientific advancement, social control and colonialism and how the author harnesses these contexts. It also addresses the issues of public vs private selves, the duality of man, Darwinian contexts and the Victorian ideals of society.
Introduction and Genre of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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Introduction and Genre of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Welcome to the first of our audio tutorials on The Strange Case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Here we give a brief introduction to the novella, examine what genres does it fit into, what are the key themes and why is it a worthwhile book. We introduce the author Robert Louis Stevenson, examine the genres involved including Gothic, Detective and Victorian Sensation Fiction and summarise the themes of Duality, Identity, Science, Religion, the Other, Animalism and Public vs. Private. We also look at the critical response to the book and ongoing adaptations.
Frankenstein Revision Bundle
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Frankenstein Revision Bundle

4 Resources
This revision bundle for Frankenstein includes an introduction to Frankenstein, analysis of the main characters, the structure and form of Frankenstein and it's context.
Context of Pride and Prejudice
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Context of Pride and Prejudice

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In this podcast we analyse the historical context of Pride and Prejudice, including the Napoleonic wars, the position of women and class structure.
Podcast on Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia
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Podcast on Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia

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This podcast examines the history behind how the Eastern Europe fell under the Red shadow? It looks at the Red Army, Coalition governments, the fate of Masaryk and defenestration! Designed for those taking GCSE History and to complement what is being taught in the classroom.
A podcast on the end of the Cuban Crisis
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A podcast on the end of the Cuban Crisis

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This podcast looks at how the Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved, what it meant to the relations between the USSR and the USA , how it was viewed at home and abroad and who claimed victory. The podcast series on the Cold War has been specifically designed for GCSE History students and can be used a classroom resource or as a fabulous revision tool, enabling to learn all the key facts via the power of audio.
Yalta and Potsdam Podcast
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Yalta and Potsdam Podcast

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A podcast giving a detailed look at the Yalta and Potsdam Peace Treaties, giving insights into how the post war Europe was decided and analyses the growing tension between the superpowers. Great for an introduction to a class and to stimulate debate and discussion.