Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Explore How Key Themes Develop in 'An Inspector Calls'

In this worksheet, students will explore how the key themes are developed throughout 'An Inspector Calls'.

'Explore How Key Themes Develop in 'An Inspector Calls'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Modern Prose or Drama, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Modern Texts: Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   An Inspector Calls

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

  factory               Titanic              Edwardian lady

 

Some of the themes that Priestley explores in ''An Inspector Calls' are:

 

Class

Gender

Age

Responsibility

Capitalism vs. socialism

Morality

 

In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme.

 

You will need to know which parts of the play explore each of these and will need to be able to use key quotations which demonstrate these themes.

 

For a higher mark in the exam, you also need to think about how themes change and develop by exploring their presentation in different parts of the play.

 

You should also try to link the themes to the key contextual factors surrounding 'An Inspector Calls.'

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Priestley explores in the play.          

 

You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.  

 

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm