An Inspector Calls

If you are teaching J.B Priestley's popular play An Inspector Calls with GCSE English Literature students, you'll find a rich collection of lesson worksheets and classroom resources to help you focus on the play's timeline, key characters, themes and quotations. 

Our detailed character worksheets will help students to understand the role different characters play and consider how the audience feel about them, including Inspector Goole / the Inspector, Gerald Croft, Eva Smith/Daisy Renton, Mrs Sybil Birling, Arthur Birling, Eric Birling, Sheila Birling, Gerald Croft and Alderman Meggarty.

Use our printable teaching resources to explore the key events in An Inspector Calls in Act One, Act Two and Act Three, and the dramatic end of the play, when the Inspector leave and the hoax is revealed. Explore the importance of Priestley’s use of stage directions, dialogue and dramatic irony to reveal differences in attitudes between the older generation and younger generation, and between working-class, middle-class and upper-class characters.

Help students to consider contextual factors relating to the Edwardian setting of the play, as well as its key themes, such as the age, gender, the class system / social class / social status, and social responsibility.

Our key quotations resources, knowledge organisers, essay questions and revision activities will also help students to prepare for their GCSE exams, whichever exam board specification you are teaching. 

You might also like our hugely popular An Inspector Calls teaching pack for GCSE English Literature, which includes a comprehensive scheme of learning, lesson ideas, resources and activities to support a whole term of teaching. 

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English
Category
Modern drama
Drama
Reading
Literature
English
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Student activity
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Time period
Post-1900
Author
J.B. Priestley
Title
An Inspector Calls
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English
Category
Modern drama
Drama
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Time period
Post-1900
Author
J.B. Priestley
Title
An Inspector Calls
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English
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Modern drama
Drama
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Literature
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Time period
Post-1900
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J.B. Priestley
Title
An Inspector Calls
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Post-1900
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J.B. Priestley
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An Inspector Calls
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Post-1900
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J.B. Priestley
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An Inspector Calls
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Modern drama
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Time period
Post-1900
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J.B. Priestley
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Eva Smith
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An Inspector Calls
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Post-1900
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J.B. Priestley
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An Inspector Calls
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Modern drama
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J.B. Priestley
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An Inspector Calls
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English
Category
Modern drama
Drama
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Literature
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Time period
Post-1900
Author
J.B. Priestley
Title
An Inspector Calls
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