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Edexcel IGCSE Literature (9-1) - Updated!

Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Hot Entries, Poetry

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Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 English Literature are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specification, and for your students to make measurable progress, Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials. This ensures that what EnglishEdu brings to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to the main resources, please be aware that despite the short links, these resources blossom into thoughtful and comprehensive teaching and learning dialogues. These resources enable you to develop your teaching around them.

Paper 1: Poetry and Modern Prose

Section A: Unseen Poetry

Unseen Poetry Anthology

  • In preparing students to respond to unseen poetry texts, you should draw from as wide a range of poems as possible.
  • There is scope to explore different traditions, forms and genres, as well as different poetic styles and techniques.
  • You might find it an efficient use of time to initially treat as unseen poems, the poems from the named poems in the Pearson/Edexcel anthologies.
  • It is often helpful to group poems by theme, as this Edusites Poetry Anthology has, to aid comprehension, so that comparisons and contrasts can be readily drawn.
  • It is probably helpful to begin with more accessible poems, starting with ones which are familiar to your students, possibly written in contemporary English and/or which have a distinctive style that students will readily recognise.
  • Make sure you also introduce students to poems that appear more challenging at first reading, such as those written in styles or from cultures that might be unfamiliar to modern readers such as those from the Caribbean or from the Far East.
  • It is important that you give students opportunities to discuss and explore poems individually and in groups, to develop understanding that poems can be interpreted differently by different readers, and that personal response needs to be justified and supported with evidence.
  • Introductory activities to support understanding and responding to unseen texts should focus on developing the skills of close reading of the poems.


  • Section A Unseen Poetry Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes Mock exams with slideshow self assessment

Section B: Anthology Poetry

  • Section B Anthology Poetry Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes Mock exams with slideshow self assessment

Section C: Modern Prose

  • Section C Modern Prose Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes Mock exams with slideshow self assessment

Paper 1 Part 3 Section A Poetry from the Anthology

  • Mind the Gap - Poetry Vocabulary PDF Mats

Paper 2: Modern Drama and Literary Heritage Texts

Section A: Modern Drama


  • Edexcel IGCSE Eng Lit An Inspector Calls Scheme - Lessons 1-9
  • Edexcel IGCSE Eng Lit An Inspector Calls Scheme Lessons 10-12

Additional Text Resources

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


  • Section A Modern Drama Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes Mock exams with slideshow self assessment

Section B: Literary and Heritage Texts

Schemes under construction

  • Edexcel IGCSE Eng Lit Macbeth Scheme Lessons 1-17 New!
  • Edexcel IGCSE Eng Lit Macbeth Scheme Lesson 18 New!

Additional Text Resources

Macbeth New Section

  • Slices’ for GCSE English Literature
  • An IGCSE 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


  • Section B Literary and Heritage Texts Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes Mock exams with slideshow self assessment

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