GCSE English literature revision resources

Help your students prepare for their English literature GCSE or iGCSE exams with these top revision resources

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GCSE English Revision

GCSE English literature resources to help your students prepare for the summer exam

With exam season just around the corner, it’s never too early to start revising key topics and exam technique. Whether your students are puzzled by poetry or struggling with Shakespeare, ensure that they feel as prepared as possible this summer with these innovative ideas, selected from our GCSE English collection. What are you waiting for?

Knowledge organisers

Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
TandLGuru

Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers.' It contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Scene by Scene Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Russell's Dramatic Devices; - ...
AQA Love and Relationships Revision Grid for all 15 poems
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AQA Love and Relationships Revision Grid for all 15 poems

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This is a detailed A3 revision grid that has information on all 15 poems from the love and relationship cluster for AQA. It includes points on the theme of love/relationships, five key quotes for each poem, comments on the form/structure and points on context for each one. Use this as a revision t...
English Literature Knowledge Organisers
EnglishGCSEcouk

English Literature Knowledge Organisers

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Includes detailed knowledge organisers on: A Christmas Carol An Inspector Calls Power and Conflict (x2) Macbeth (x2) Unseen Poetry All knowledge organisers include notes on: Plot Structure Characters Language Form Context And the Power and Conflict knowledge organisers make comparisons and links...

Revision games

'An Inspector Calls' Revision Board Game
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'An Inspector Calls' Revision Board Game

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This activity takes a wee while to set up but it is really worth it and can be used year on year from then on. It is a revision board game to help consolidate information from the drama 'An Inspector Calls'. The board itself was made up by me, however the questions were made up by my students s...
Pointless Game - Macbeth Edition
TandLGuru

Pointless Game - Macbeth Edition

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Based on the popular game show 'Pointless', this resource is perfect for use as a starter activity, plenary, or revision tool. Editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Containing almost 30 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions, th...
Macbeth Revision Dice Game
Ema768

Macbeth Revision Dice Game

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This is a game that can be played in a variety of ways. I get them to roll the die, answer the questions and then move. Whoever gets the furthest wins. It is adaptable. Inspired by an AIC game I found on Teach English on Twitter and adapted for other topics.
Blood Brothers Revision Game
broganlayne

Blood Brothers Revision Game

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A trivia style game that asks questions on plot, terminology, characters, themes, and significant quotes. My students loved this and it can be adapted to include more or different questions if needed.

Exam practice

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions
A1EnglishResources

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions

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This superb resource contains THIRTY sample exam questions for revising THEMES (12), CHARACTERS (12) and TECHNIQUES (6) of An Inspector Calls . These questions have been carefully designed to reflect the exact format and demands of the AQA GCSE English Literature exam paper. Also incl...
Macbeth Exam Practice AQA
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Macbeth Exam Practice AQA

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A collection of 15 questions designed to reflect the new AQA GCSE extract questions for Shakespeare's Macbeth (Literature Paper 1 Section A).
English Literature Exam Practice Questions
EnglishGCSEcouk

English Literature Exam Practice Questions

7 Resources
SEVENTY exam practice questions on: Macbeth A Christmas Carol Jekyll and Hyde An Inspector Calls Power and Conflict poetry Unseen Poetry AND each pack contains answers (or indicative content) for EVERY single question. Other authors on TES just give you the essay titles, but this has got all the a...

Student-led revision

Shakespeare's Macbeth: key quotations for GCSE
mishymashy

Shakespeare's Macbeth: key quotations for GCSE

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A revision resource for GCSE students to help them memorise key quotations from Macbeth. A 5 page document, colour-coded according to character. Accompanying brief analysis of each quotation: stylistic features, key themes, similar scenes. Easily adaptable for differentiation.