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AQA GCSE Literature - Updated!

Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

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Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature

  • Edusites Teacher Guides to GCSE English Language and Literature

Edusites Teacher Guide to Revision of GCSE English Language and Literature

  • Edusites Teacher’s Guide to GCSE English Revision Revised for 2019

AQA GCSE English Literature

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel

Assessment Pack

  • Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel Assessment Pack Complete exams and indicative content


  • Romeo and Juliet Scheme
  • Macbeth Scheme See below for additional resources
  • Much Ado About Nothing Scheme
  • The Merchant of Venice Scheme
  • The Tempest Higher Ability Scheme

Knowledge Organisers

  • Literature Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser New PDF
  • Romeo and Juliet Knowledge Organiser New PDF
  • Improving Writing at GCSE New PDF
  • Macbeth Knowledge Organiser New PDF
  • Learning Mats | Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet New PDF

Much Ado about Nothing - Additional Resources

  • Much Ado - Student Guide
  • Much Ado - Teacher & Higher Ability Guide

Macbeth - Additional Resources

  • ‘Slices’ for GCSE English Literature
  • AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 1: Macbeth Scheme Model Responses
  • A GCSE Higher Ability Guide to Macbeth and Browning’s Monologues
  • Macbeth Soliloquy Act 1, Scene 7 Card Sort
  • Macbeth Plot Cards
  • Shakespeare Group Presentations on ‘Macbeth’
  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 Group Dramatic Readings
  • Macbeth Power Point
  • Macbeth Context Homeworks
  • Essay Question on Lady Macbeth
  • A Letter to Lady Macbeth - Response to Shakespeare
  • Macbeth Tableaux
  • Allusions | Introduction to Macbeth Printable pdf booklet and instructions on how to use
  • An Introduction to Macbeth

AQA 19th Century Novel Schemes

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Scheme
  • Great Expectations Scheme
  • Frankenstein Scheme
  • A Christmas Carol Scheme
  • Jane Eyre Scheme
  • Pride and Prejudice Scheme
  • The Sign of Four

Knowledge Organisers

  • A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser
  • Jekyll and Hyde Knowledge Organiser
  • Improving Writing at GCSE

Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry

Assessment Pack

  • Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Modern Texts Schemes

  • Pigeon English Scheme
  • Lord of the Flies Scheme
  • DNA Scheme
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Scheme
  • Blood Brothers Scheme
  • An Inspector Calls Scheme
  • The History Boys Scheme
  • Animal Farm Scheme
  • Anita and Me Scheme
  • Never Let Me Go Scheme

Additional Text Resources

  • Never let me Go - Chapter by Chapter Guide

An Inspector Calls New Section

  • An Inspector Calls Study Programme Booklets and PDFs along with clear instructions
  • Stella’s An Inspector Calls A student’s response and advice
  • GCSE English Literature Student’s Guide to An Inspector Calls Higher level printable student booklet
  • An Inspector Calls Learning Mat
  • An Inspector Calls Additional PDFs coming Soon
  • An Inspector Calls PPT


Memorising Quotations?

  • ‘Slices’ for GCSE English Literature

Unseen Poetry Anthology Pack

  • Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • Unseen Poetry | Power and Conflict
  • Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Our Unseen Poetry Anthology Pack includes 30 poems includes examiner tips and exam questions along with a general introduction, discussion points and teaching tips for each poem.

Unseen Poetry Revision

  • AQA Example Classroom Activity for Revising Unseen Poetry

AQA Unseen Poetry Scheme

  • Unseen Poetry Scheme
  • Unseen Poetry Scheme 2
  • Love and Relationships Anthology Scheme
  • Power and Conflict Anthology Scheme

Knowledge Organisers

  • Love and Relationships Knowledge Organiser
  • Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser

AQA Poetry Vocabulary Lists

  • Mind the Gap - Poetry Vocabulary pdf Mats
  • Vocabulary Poetry Glossary

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