English

English Language

How to revise
Follow the advice and use the revision checklist on the Revising for English Language 2017 document.
Revising for English Language 2017

What to revise
The BBC Bitesize online study guide to English Language is very useful for all aspects of the qualification. 

Language Component 1: Great Stories

English Literature 

How to revise
Follow the advice and use the revision checklist on the Revising for English Literature document.
Revising for English Literature

What to revise
Shakespeare – Macbeth
Use the Spark Notes online ‘Macbeth’ study guide including the No Fear Shakespeare modern translation.

Use the ‘Revising the character of Macbeth’ document:
Revising the character of Macbeth

Revise relevant quotations using the ‘Macbeth Quotes’ document:
Macbeth Quotes

Poetry Anthology
Re-read the poems in the anthology and make creative resources based on your notes:
Poetry Anthology
Core poems to study
Y11 Poem of the Week CORE
Y11 Poem of the Week PLACES

Revise the suggested Poem of the Week during form time and at home.
Revise the Poem of the Week powerpoints on War and Relationships.
Y11 Poem of the Week RELATIONSHIPS
Y11 Poem of the Week WAR

Post-1914 Prose/Drama
An Inspector Calls
 
Use the Spark Notes online study guide for ‘An Inspector Calls’
Analyse how tension is created using the ‘AIC Tension & Drama‘ file

19th Century Prose – A Christmas Carol
Use the Spark Notes online study guide for ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Use the ‘Revising the plot and characters of ACC’ document
A Christmas Carol (updated March 2017)
Revise relevant quotations using the ‘Quotations Characters ACC‘ file
Revise context using this ‘Why did Dickens write A Christmas Carol‘ link

Unseen Poetry
Use the BBC Bitesize online guide to revising and comparing poetry.

Revision Texts for English
There are many editions available so please make sure you buy one for the EDUQAS specification and the new Grade 9-1 GCSE. The most cost effective is the edition from CGP which is available online and we will be selling at a discounted rate at the Year 11 Parents’ Evening in February.

For English Literature, we would recommend that students have their own copies of their set texts and use online study guides for revision. Cheap and second-hand editions are available from Amazon.

Students will need copies of:

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

The script of Macbeth is widely  available for free online and students already have personal copies of the poetry anthology.