Let SmartPass be your Guide
‘Innovative, instructive and inspiring...
lit crit to ensure A-stars all round.’
‘SmartPass is the first–rate teacher everyone deserves.’
Imagine reading the novel, play or poetry you’re studying with a teacher whispering in your ear. Then imagine its cast of
characters speaking aloud, as the text becomes a lavish audio drama. Luckily, you don’t need to imagine as SmartPass has
made it a reality!
Combining full-cast audio drama with expert commentary and analysis, SmartPass audio education study guides open up the word of
English Literature, exploring and explaining everything a student needs to know to achieve their potential, whatever that may be.
For around the price of an hour’s private tuition our friendly and conversational commentary – presented by Joan Walker
in the role of the PassMaster – not only demonstrates critical thinking skills but dives into the plot, the themes and characters,
as well as the social and historical worlds of a text and its author, making it more real, more relevant, and more enjoyable. And
it’s our hope that through this greater understanding and appreciation of studied texts that today’s students will
become tomorrow’s experts and enthusiasts, as they continue to embrace and enjoy great literature.
Ideal for revision and independent study, SmartPass guides encourage listeners to take control of their learning, moving at the
pace they need to, recapping and re-listening when they want to, pausing the guide to make notes, take breaks, or carry out
In sharing their SmartPass experiences with us, parents, homeschoolers, teachers and students have highlighted their usefulness:
- For accelerated learners – as the tasks can be as challenging as they want to make them; and our nuts-and-bolts approach
to essay writing allows high flyers to excel.
- For students who may have missed out on school or dropped back in class – as a catch-up tool they can move at a pace they’re
comfortable with, and concentrate on tasks to build their confidence.
- For auditory learners.
- For students with a visual impairment or, for whatever reason, cannot access conventional reading materials.
- For families to listen and learn together.
All titles are available as SmartPass Audible downloads and audio CD sets. Guided plays and poetry are presented unabridged,
while novels are brought to life through dramatised key scenes that not only tell the story but read between the lines.
All unabridged play titles are available as SmartPass Plus Audible downloads. This edition includes everything the SmartPass
guide has to offer, plus the play without commentary.
The MP3 CD-Rom also includes bonus PDF read-along scripts.
‘Clear and lively... a stimulating study aid.’
‘A brilliant way to revise.’
The Daily Express
‘Audio guides offer unique access and insight into great literature. Each is a vivid walk through the imagery,
themes and background.’
‘High quality and extremely good value. These guides would enthuse and actively involve students of all abilities.’