GCSE/iGCSE English literature

Ensure your students are fully prepared for their English literature exams with this selection of hand-picked resources. From lesson presentations and practice papers to in-class activities, what better way to kick-start learners' revision?

GCSE and iGCSE English literature revision resources

Teacher-led English literature revision lessons

Jekyll and Hyde Revision
EnglishGCSEcouk

Jekyll and Hyde Revision

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Jekyll and Hyde revision session. Looks at key quotes, key themes, key characters are more, Includes a modelled analytical paragraph, an exam question and notes on key characters. A fully differentiated 1 hour revision lesson to prepare students for AQA English Literature Paper 1. Includes a mock ex...
AQA Conflict Cluster All Poem Resource
Simonccx

AQA Conflict Cluster All Poem Resource

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This is a booklet with every poem in the AQA Conflict and Power Cluster (the new one exams from 2017), each poem has detailed exemplar annotations, information on context, themes and structure. The booklets also contain guides to teaching these poems and sample questions based on sub themes and...
An Inspector Calls Revision
EnglishGCSEcouk

An Inspector Calls Revision

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An Inspector Calls 2x hours. A fully differentiated 2 hour lesson to prepare students for the AQA Literature Paper 2 exam. Could be used as an overview lesson or a revision session. Includes resources on historical context, character and themes to get your students ready! **Check out our [English S...
AQA A LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE GATSBY AND PRE-1900 POETRY
helpfulnomad

AQA A LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE GATSBY AND PRE-1900 POETRY

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A DETAILED POWER POINT, CAN BE USED FOR REVISION, TO MAKE REVISION CARDS OR FOR A SERIES OF REVISION LESSONS LINKING KEY THEMES IN THE NOVEL WITH THE PRE-1900 POEMS FROM THE AQA ANTHOLOGY (plus The Passionate Shepherd). CLEAR OUTLINE OF CONTEXTUAL COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS. SOME LINKS TO CRITICAL OP...
Literary Devices Quiz
Tess Moon

Literary Devices Quiz

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A good formative or summative revision tool. This quiz is included in my "Literary Devices" pack (22 lessons covering all different language techniques geared at KS3-4) but am posting it for free as it can be used separately. Enjoy :)
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 - The End
EnglishGCSEcouk

Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5 - The End

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Macbeth and the end - a fully differentiated and resourced lesson that looks at the final few scenes of the play, where Macbeth discovers the death of his wife, reflects philosophically on life itself, and comes to terms with the witches lying and 'trolling' him. Includes video clips, differentiated...

Knowledge organisers for English literature

A Christmas Carol Revision Mat
sarelibar

A Christmas Carol Revision Mat

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A hand drawn revision resource I created for my Year 11 Middle set to help them remember key facts about the novel. I've used this A4 for the pupils but it was created A3 (could use in a classroom display perhaps). If useful, please have a look at my other items as I've made similar mats for Ma...
Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
TandLGuru

Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' It contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Scene by Scene Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Dramatic Devices;...

Student-led English literature revision activities

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.
Jekyll & Hyde GCSE Revision Guide & Workbook
lornakate

Jekyll & Hyde GCSE Revision Guide & Workbook

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A twenty-two page revision guide on The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Contains a combination of information and activities for students to work through, taking them back to the text and asking them to think deeply and independently about characters, language, themes and context. Once comp...
Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
TandLGuru

Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' It contains comprehensive sections on: - Context; - Scene by Scene Summary (with quotes); - Main Characters; - Themes; - Dramatic Devices;...
English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)
Georgina O'Toole

English Literature Knowledge Organiser/ Writing Mats (AQA)

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These knowledge organisers provide a quick guide for pupils to help them write effective answers for AQA English Literature paper 1 and paper 2 with poetry on one side and fiction on the other. Keep them on your classroom desks to use as writing mats, or give them to students to revise from. Each on...
A Christmas Carol Quotations and Themes
Lizzie Mackey

A Christmas Carol Quotations and Themes

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A simple worksheet designed to help students revise key quotations and allow them to independently match to themes of the novella. Ideal for KS4 students studying A Christmas Carol in preparation for the AQA GCSE exam. Best printed on A3
Power and Conflict Poetry Booklet
jessicaharle

Power and Conflict Poetry Booklet

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A detailed summary of each poem in the Power and Conflict poetry booklet looking at the key aspects of each poem, including: -Poem summary -Contextual factors -Themes -Form -Structure -Language The booklet also includes essay questions and how to structure a poetry response.

Revision games for English literature

Poetry Revision Game Activity: Taboo
Sazzle388

Poetry Revision Game Activity: Taboo

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Revise poetry themes and analysis as a class or in groups. Each card represents a different poem on the AQA English Literature Specification A. Students must describe the poems without using the words on the card and this encourages them to think of what else they can say about the poem.
'An Inspector Calls' Revision Board Game
yellow1c

'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...
A Christmas Carol Revision Game
klawrex

A Christmas Carol Revision Game

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A dice roll game- 36 questions about A Christmas Carol for revision on plot, methods, context and effects of language. Answers are also included on a separate page to students can peer/ self-assess during this activity.

Exam questions and practice papers for English literature

Lord of the Flies Edexcel Sample Answer - Worksheets
A1EnglishResources

Lord of the Flies Edexcel Sample Answer - Worksheets

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature Post-1914 Literature Lord of the Flies - Exam Revision How to Answer Exam Questions on Lord of the Flies This resource is designed to help you prepare your class to answer a GCSE English Literature question on the theme of Human Nature in William Golding ...
A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet
JodieMills

A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet

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A 49 page revision booklet with: \- information on Dickens \- information on context \- Key extracts \- tables to complete on themes \- a key quote challenge \- 10 practice questions \- sentence starters for writing responses
Power and Conflict Context Lessons
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Power and Conflict Context Lessons

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Power and Conflict context worksheets that could be used as starters, homework, cover lessons, part of extended projects and more. Includes worksheets on Poppies, Remains, War Photographer, Kamikaze, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Storm on the Island, Exposure and Bayonet Charge. Students use the ...
Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision
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Macbeth GCSE 9-1 Exam Practice / Revision

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Get your Macbeth students ultra-ready with this collection of Shakespeare revision materials that include: key quote packs, model answers, approaches to answering the exam question, modelled analytical paragraphs, activities on approaching AO3 (historical and social context) and more! **Check out o...
Christmas Carol Ghosts starters, revision and essay questions
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Christmas Carol Ghosts starters, revision and essay questions

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Differentiated picture starters- the questions can target all abilities in the class. Quick questions with answers on the PPT. Links to context. Exam extracts with questions to go with each one of the ghosts and Ignorance and Want. For AQA English Literature with a blank template to create m...

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