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  GWLSRC: Journey's End GCSE Study Guide Package

GWLSRC: Journey's End GCSE Study Guide Package

GWLSRC: Journey's End GCSE Study Guide Package
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NEW FOR 2013

12-month's subscription access to all 27 study guide articles in this package, contained within our GWLSRC.

Derived from our paperback study guide on R C Sherriff's Journey's End, this package allows subscribers to access our online educational resource, offering printable articles.

Our specially developed platform permits greater flexibility, users being able to view information online or as hard copies.



  • Supports 2013 GCSE Syllabus;
  • Useful in-depth summary of the play;
  • Detailed revised sections on Character Analysis and Themes provide a valuable resource for examinations, controlled assessments and individual essays;
  • New sections on Relationships and Performance Features;
  • Historical Significance and Biography of R. C. Sherriff give additional depth and understanding;
  • Glossary of terms used within the play and explanation of ranks within the British Army give students extra background information.
  • This collection of study guide articles contains:

    Synopsis: An in-depth summary of the three acts of the play, Journey's End, outlining the main events that take place. Clear and concise, these notes are especially useful for revision and refreshing a student's knowledge and understanding of the play.

    Glossary of Terms: The military terminology used within the play is explained.

    Characters: REVISED SECTION. Vital to the comprehension of Journey's End, our Study Guide gives detailed character analysis of Stanhope, Raleigh, Osborne, Trotter, Hibbert and Mason. As well as providing a general description and analysis of each character, we also focus on how each person is portrayed and developed, centring on the effects of the war on the individual and their reactions to each other, their surroundings and their experiences.

    Trivia and Reviews: NEW SECTION giving some interesting background information, such as how the names of the characters would have been pronounced when the play was first performed, as well as contemporary reviews of the early performances.

    Relationships: NEW SECTION looking at how Sherriff portrayed and developed the different relationships within the play, specifically between Stanhope and Osborne, Raleigh and Hibbert, as well as the humorous connection between Mason and Trotter.

    Historical Signficance: An understanding of the setting of an historical play is fundamental to a full comprehension of the events that take place.

    Ranks in the British Army: Provides a brief outline of the role of each of the ranks involved in the play.

    Biography: A NEW biography of R C Sherriff, the author of Journey's End.

    Performance Features: A NEW section looking at performance techniques employed in the original productions and those used by more modern directors, including settings, lighting, sound effects, non-verbal communications, costumes, props and how the ending of the play is presented.

    Themes: REVISED SECTION which is of particular value, explaining the main themes of the play, showing how they are portrayed and developed throughout. Topics covered are:

    • Futility
    • Boredom
    • Schooldays
    • The Effects of War on the Individual
    • Family
    • Humour

    Examination/Controlled Assessment Advice: REVISED SECTION in which we offer sample questions for both examination and controlled assessment and give advice on how to answer both.

    The access web address, together with the account login username and password will be sent by e-mail within 24-hours. Please ensure your e-mail address is correct. If you are an existing subscriber, this package will be added to your account.

    Login using the username "demo" and the password "demo". The file to which the demo has access is located in the "Plays" section. Click on this icon. Then click on the Journey's End A-Level Articles and locate item number 28, entitled "Useful Background: Portrayal of the Ranks in the British Army".


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