NEW from Connell Guides: Student Subscriptions


Student Subscription

Want to access our online library but your school or university doesn't subscribe to us yet? No problem! The subscription is ideal for A Level English students aiming for an A/A*, but many undergraduate students also use our guides and online content. 

Students can now sign up for an individual subscription and gain access to the same materials that hundreds of the country's top-performing schools and colleges use. A Connell Guides subscription is perfect for students who love literature and history who want to discover original academic debates and find out more about their set texts beyond the syllabus. 

What's included in a 12 month subscription?


  • A choice of 5 eBooks (select from drop-down list above)
  • 12 Literary Briefings 
  • 12 Videos 
  • Text of the Week


  • A choice of 5 eBooks (select from drop-down list above)
  • 6 History Briefings 

Click the tabs above to find out more. 

Connell guides transformed my English, reinvigorating a passion that I had lost, and fuelling me towards top grades. They taught me how the study of literature really works, providing more information than any teacher possibly could. They are the secret to success which you'll find yourself unwilling to share.
Alfie Fletcher, A Level student, Eton College

5 eBooks of your choice 

Choose any 5 eBooks guides (or 10 for a Full Subscription) from our fast-growing library of Guides (click here for full list). All our eBooks are fully searchable so you can immediately find information on a quote, critic or character, as well as highlight and save sections -- perfect for revision and essay preparation. If you would like the corresponding physical copy, subscribers also receive a 20% discount on all our paperback guides! 

eBooks are accessed via our secure subscriber website and can be read in PDF or ePUB format. They are fully compatible with PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone (including iPad and iPhone). Your online library is easy to use and is secured with a username and password. All our other digital content is also accessed via the subscriber website. 



12 Literary Briefings 

Our literary briefings help you understand key literary theories such as Marxism, postmodernism and psychoanalysis, and how to apply them in your essays. You'll get 6 briefings in your library now, plus 6 new briefings sent throughout the year. 

6 History Briefings 

Our history briefings help you understand key historical issues, periods and events such as appeasement and the battle of hastings. You'll get 6 briefings throughout the year.

12 Connell Videos  (ENGLISH ONLY)

Our videos - exclusive to our subscribers - feature leading academics, as well as well-known writers and actors, talking about their own interpretations of great novels, plays and poems. You'll also receive 6 new videos throughout the year.  


Text of the Week   (ENGLISH ONLY)

One of the best ways to learn close reading of a text, whether prose or poetry, is to learn from the way others do it. Once a week we will feature a poem or short passage of prose accompanied by 500-1,000 words of critical analysis. The slot will feature work by students from subscribing schools, with contributions from teachers, academics and the writers of our guides. 


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