GCSE Student trip to see Inspector Calls

Steven Daldry’s multi award-winning interpretation of JB Priestly’s An Inspector Calls has wowed secondary school, college and university students throughout the world since it opened in 1992. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. The production of the play was amazing and all the students were on the edge of their seats throughout. The play is an important GCSE syllabus text and being taken to see it allowed the students to fully understand it.

Student Comments
Fatima Cevahir

“Going to the New Wimbledon Theatre to watch “An Inspector Calls” helped me understand the play more and expand my knowledge on the text! All in all it was enjoyable and Educational!”

A Student’s Perspective

“Going to Oxford for the first time I was impressed. The Sheldonian Theatre’s round dome and romanesque columns immediately grabbed my attention. Inside a crowd of people was restlessly trying to get a seat with a good view. A lecturer from Oxford discussed aspects of studying there with good humour. Afterwards we joined a tour of Christ Church College, built by Henry the VIII. I was fascinated to learn that its battlements provided security to the kings of England during wars. We then headed to the Old Schools and decided to attend a University lecturer on Roman afterlife. On the way out we picked up prospectuses of the Colleges, hoping this wouldn’t be our last visit as students.”

” I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Oxford. I never had the pleasure of visiting Oxford University before. My first impression was that Oxford was very large and it wouldn’t be hard to get lost. I was astonished by the capacity of the Sheldonian; the statues and decor were very beautiful and awe-inspiring: it was quite unlike anything I had experienced ever before. The speakers were very humorous and put us at ease; it was very interesting to learn about the interview and admissions’ process and how similar they are for both Oxford and Cambridge. Both speakers were very informative and it was interesting to learn how Classics can fit with many other subjects. Dining in the spacious College Hall was great; the other pupils were very friendly and happy to offer help. The tour of Christ Church was fun. We learnt a lot about the College, we even saw the place where Harry Potter was filmed. The lectures afterwards offered a lot on the curriculum: I would like to study at Oxford.”