GCSE English language revision resources

Lauren Tong
20th May 2019
GCSE English language revision resources

Last-minute GCSE English language revision resources 

The end is in sight! From tackling the intricacies of non-fiction to allowing pupils’ imaginations to run wild with creative writing, keep your students focused and on track with this collection of last-minute GCSE English language revision resources. Looking for more GCSE English resources? Take a look at just some of the offerings from our English Collection

Teacher-led revision resources

Last minute English Language Exam revision game

Team games relating to skills needed for WJEC English Language GCSE exam. Designed to be a bit of light relief in between more intense revision sessions.
By Pip142

Reading questions revision guide for WJEC Language GCSE

This revision guide includes tips, mark schemes and practice questions for GCSE pupils preparing for both Unit 2 and Unit 3 GCSE English Language in Wales.
The guide is divided into the main six question types - the 'big six'.
By rsillman

English Language Paper Two Section A

This PowerPoint contains four one-hour lessons that focus on GCSE English Language Paper 2, Questions 1-4. All tasks are written according to new GCSE numbering system and are designed for the 9-1 AQA English Language: Paper Two (8700).

All four lessons center on two Sources (provided in Word format). Whilst AO1, 2 & 3 are covered, a particular focus is placed on ‘Sophisticated Subject Terminology’ needed for a Level 4 in AO2.

Some slides were used and adapted from resources available on TES from CarlaBrennan and fusbal (and others).

This resource is part of a 24 lesson scheme of work on Paper 2 - Section A that can be found here: https://goo.gl/43gTZy
My Paper Two, Question Five scheme of work can be found here: https://goo.gl/UdQTg2

All of my English Language Resources - the entire qualification - can also be found in this bundle: https://goo.gl/aHVUca

Please check out my other resources.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

By PateResources

GCSE English Language Bingo

A great revision tool that can be used as a starter or plenary to help students remember key English Language Devices. This pack consists of 1 rule sheet, the list of words/definitions, and 20+ bingo game boards.
By shaakari

Student-led revision

English Transactional Writing SOW/Guide

A booklet which explores with tasks transnational writing, this can be a self contained unit of work or a homework. Includes exam examples and support work.
By Simonccx

AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Revision Mats

This is a revision material for GCSE students studying the new AQA English Language course (first examination Jun 2017).

It gives a brief overview of what is expected in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Language course and gives a breakdown of how to tackle each question. It does focus on use of SQuID and PEC paragraphs.

I have used this by printing and laminating a class set and using for revision basis. This has also been used on the students' homework system for them to access from home and help with revision there too.
By misswhiles

Descriptive writing structure strips

These can be used to accompany a writing to describe task. They go in the margin of the book and students tick when they have completed them.
By redwoodperformance

Descriptive writing booklet

A booklet which can be used to introduce/revise descriptive writing. Can also be used as a stand alone cover lesson as the tasks are self explanatory.

By LauraAlice89

Exam practice

AQA Paper 2 Question 5 Writing Tasks

FIVE writing activities for AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5. I’ve used the thought provoking work of artist Al Margen to act as a visual aid and help students write more creatively. I have also included questions for classroom discussions.

By Miss C

AQA paper 1 section A

Using Watership Down as the extract. I have created a series of lessons revising section A of paper 1 and looking at question 1-4.
This is after students have studied the exam, therefore already know what is expected and is simply being used for revision.
I am aiming this towards the higher ability students - therefore you might adapt how much you are expecting them to write in the exam if they are a lower set!

All resources included in PP or worksheet.

By lmac89

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2 Q5 Tasks/Writing to Argue

An extended selection of Q5 tasks to get students writing to argue and/or persuade. Very useful for class debates, developing essay writing skills and exam prep.
By ymb

Knowledge organisers

AQA GCSE English Language Exam Revision Knowledge Organiser

A two page exam revision mat outlining how to approach the sections and skills for the AQA GCSE English Language exams, Papers 1 and 2. Ideal for walking talking mocks; as a student revision resource or classroom display. NB: If you visit our profile page, we also have a 20 page exam revision and practice papers booklet for £3.
By SecondaryEnglishJournal

Knowledge Organiser: Language and Structural Terminology

The knowledge organiser is essentially an analysis terminology sheet, offering students key structural and language terminology and analytical verbs plus words to use for effect on the reader.

It's aimed at AQA Language Paper 1 but can be adapted.
By laurajholder

AQA English Language Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser

A fantastically detailed AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A knowledge organiser / revision mat that includes a step by step approach to all four Section A questions (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4), scaffolded answers, sentence starters, key vocabulary, language feature analysis, structural feature analysis, a detailed approach to evaluating texts, genre, beginnings, endings, tone, pace and more. Fantastic revision materials for GCSE students for AQA English Language Paper 1 students. The resource includes an editable PowerPoint AND a PDF file to make things easier to print out onto A3 paper.

UPDATE: Now includes a four page A4 version for ease of printing or for using as flash cards!

By Lead_Practitioner

AQA English Language Knowledge Organiser

A revision resource to help students remember what they need to do to answer the questions, how many marks they get for each and some sentence openers. It will need printing on A3.

By AmyJaney88

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