English Subscription NEW

What Connell Guides do is bring immediacy and clarity: brevity with depth. They unlock the complex and offer students an entry route. 
Colin Hall, Head of Holland Park School 

More than 300 schools now subscribe to Connell Guides, including almost all the schools which lead the A Level/GCSE rankings. A Connell Guides subscription is ideal for high-performing students with a love of literature who want to find original interpretations of a text and discover more about their subject beyond the syllabus. A new subscription to Connell Guides includes:

10 printed Connell Guides

Choose any 10 printed guides from our list of current or forthcoming titles, including our new Short Guides.

10 eBook guides 

Choose any 10 eBook guides - they can correspond with your choice of printed guides or you can choose other eBook titles. These come with full institutional licenses so they can be accessed by ALL staff and students at the school/college and come with unlimited downloads. eBooks are accessed via our subscriber website and can be read in PDF or ePUB format, and you can add more eBooks to your library at any time. They are fully compatible with PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone (including iPad and iPhone). Our online library is easy to use and can be accessed via IP login, so anyone using the campus network will be automatically logged in, or off-campus with a username and password. All of the below digital content is also accessed via our subscriber website. 

12 Literary Briefings 

Our briefings help students understand key literary theories such a 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. 

12 Connell Videos 

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. 

NEW Text of the week 

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.    

For a virtual tour of our online library, please email subscriptions@connellguides.com or click here to schedule a time for someone in the Connell Guides team to call you back. 


All subscribers receive a 15% discount on all book orders and will be invited to special Connell Guides workshops, exclusive to our subscribing schools. 

Click here for full list of titles.

"I sent an email to all pupils about the guides and they flew off the shelves!"
Lucy Atherton, Librarian at Wellington College

Click here to read how a Connell Guides subscription can entice your students into the library

“For years I’ve struggled to find a way to help students understand set texts and what critics say about them. I genuinely think Connell Guides solve the problem.”
James Wilton, Head of English, Repton School