KS4 English and English Literature

 

Past Papers for GCSE

Foundation and Higher papers are available for download below -

Nov 2012 Foundation Paper           (Source Materia)l

June 2013 Foundation Paper          (Source Materia)l

Nov 2012 Higher Paper                 (Source Material)

June 2013 Higher Paper                (Source Material)

Sample Paper 1

Sample Paper 2                             (Source Material)

  

“I used to dream about the future when I was a kid, I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact I had a chance to read a lot.”

Bill Gates

 

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For more information about set texts and question papers, please see powerpoint or pdf file below.

 

PowerPoint presentation.

or

pdf file.

 

Recommended Reading List for KS4

 

If you are looking to widen your reading in preparation for GCSE English, the suggested titles below are a good place to start. Any reading you do from this list will help develop your ability and awareness of good writing.

My Polish Teacher's Tie - Helen Dunmore
Catcher In The Rye - J D Salinger
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalid Hosseini
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Martyn Pig - Kevin Brooks
Touching the Void - Joe Simpson
The Woman in Black - Susan Hill
Under Milk Wood - Dylan Thomas
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
An Inspector Calls - J B Priestley
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) - Dennis Kelly
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Atonement - Ian McEwan

Past Papers for GCSE

Foundation and Higher papers are available for download below -

Nov 2012 Foundation Paper           (Source Materia)l

June 2013 Foundation Paper          (Source Materia)l

Nov 2012 Higher Paper                 (Source Material)

June 2013 Higher Paper                (Source Material)

AQA Unit 1 Resources

Sample Papers

Specimen Papers an be downloaded below.

Paper 1

Paper 1 Insert

Paper 2

Paper 2 Insert

 

Pre-Examination Briefing Notes

Paper 1 - Below you can download briefing notes for English Language Paper 1.  The notes can be downloaded as a PowerPoint presentation or, if you have no software to read this, a pdf file.

Powerpoint

Pdf file

 

English GCSE revision guides for all KS4 students:

Combined Language and Literature revision guide:

Collins: GCSE All-in-One Revision & Practice. ISBN: 978-0-00-811258-5. (Order from school for £3.99)

Additional useful guides and texts you may wish to purchase:

Literature GCSE guides:

19th Century texts:
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Collins Classics) ISBN: 978-0-00-735100-8
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-912878-5
or
Frankenstein (Collins Classics) ISBN: 978-0-00-735096-4
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-836797-0
or
A Christmas Carol (Collins Classics) ISBN: 978-0-00-735086-5
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-835531-1
or
The Sign of Four (Collins Classics) ISBN: 978-0-00811046-8
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-835530-4

Shakespeare:
Macbeth (Oxford School) ISBN: 978-0-19-832400-3
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-830482-1
or
Romeo and Juliet (Oxford School) ISBN: 978-0-19-832166-8
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-830481-4

Modern texts:
An Inspector Calls (Heinemann) ISBN: 978-0-435232-82-5
Revision guide: Oxford Literature Companion. ISBN: 978-0-19-839041-1

 

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