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GCSE English Literature set texts

(for teaching from 2015)

Here you'll find all the necessary information on the new GCSE English literature programme of study, including all the relevant resources at market-leading prices. 

You may also like our English resources page, which features text guides and lesson plans on dozens of set texts and poems, including An Inspector Calls and Silas Marner

Finally, you might also enjoy our dedicated Shakespeare page, which showcases the best Shakespeare series and resources for GCSE.

Questions? Comments? Contact Ross: rgrainger@educationumbrella.com

Statutory requirements:

  • at least one play by Shakespeare
  • at least one 19th century novel
  • a selection of poetry since 1789, including representative Romantic poetry
  • fiction or drama from the British Isles from 1914 onwards.

 

Jump to your exam board.

AQA - CCEA - Edexcel - OCR - WJEC - Eduqas


AQA

For details on AQA's prescribed poems and lesson plans visit our GCSE English Literature poetry specification page.

AQA Bestsellers:

19th Century Novel:

Stevenson Jekyll.png Dickens Christmas.png Dickens Expectations.png Bronte Jane Eyre.png Shelley Frankenstein.png Austen Pride.png
Conan Doyle Sign.png          

Shakespeare:

Shakespeare Macbeth.png Shakespeare Romeo.png Shakespeare Tempest.png Shakespeare Merchant.png Shakespeare Much Ado.png Shakespeare Julius.png

Related pages

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

Modern Text Drama:

Priestley Inspector.png Russell Blood.png Bennett History.png Kelly DNA.png Stephens Curious.png Delany Taste.png

Related pages

Guide to An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly

Modern Text Prose:

Golding Lord.png Orwell Animal.png Ishiguro Never.png Syal Anita.png Kelman Pigeon.png

Related pages

Guide to Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Guide to Anita and Me, by Meera Syal

Guide to Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

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CCEA

Study Of Prose:

Achebe Things.png Golding Lord.png Greene Power.png Lee Mockingbird.png Orwell Animal.png Steinbeck Mice.png

Related pages

Guide to Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Guide to Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

Drama:

Friel Dancing.png Miller All.png OCasey Juno.png Priestley Inspector.png Russell Blood.png Shakespeare Macbeth.png
Shakespeare Romeo.png Shakespeare Merchant.png        

Related pages

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

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Edexcel

19th Century Novel:

Stevenson Jekyll.png Dickens Christmas.png Dickens Expectations.png Bronte Jane Eyre.png Shelley Frankenstein.png Austen Pride.png
Eliot Silas.png          

Related pages

Guide to Silas Marner, by George Eliot

Shakespeare:

Shakespeare Macbeth.png Shakespeare Romeo.png Shakespeare Tempest.png Shakespeare Merchant.png Shakespeare Much Ado.png Shakespeare Twelfth.png

Related pages

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

Modern Text Drama:

Priestley Inspector.png Russell Blood.png Brighouse Hobson.png Sherriff Journeys.png

Related pages

Guide to An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly

Modern Text Prose:

Golding Lord.png Orwell Animal.png Syal Anita.png Hill Woman.png

Related pages

Guide to Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Guide to Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

Guide to Anita and Me, by Meera Syal

UP.png


OCR

19th Century Novel:

Stevenson Jekyll.png Dickens Expectations.png Bronte Jane Eyre.png Austen Pride.png Wells War.png

Shakespeare:

Shakespeare Macbeth.png Shakespeare Romeo.png Shakespeare Merchant.png Shakespeare Much Ado.png

Related pages

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

Modern Text Drama:

Priestley Inspector.png Kelly DNA.png Keatley My Mother.png

Related pages

Guide to An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly

Modern Text Prose:

Orwell Animal.png Ishiguro Never.png Syal Anita.png

Related pages

Guide to Animal Farm, by George Orwell

Guide to Anita and Me, by Meera Syal

UP.png


WJEC

WJEC Bestsellers:

Different Cultures Prose:

Steinbeck Mice.png Syal Anita.png Lee Mockingbird.png Angelou Caged Bird.png

Related pages

Guide to Anita and Me, by Meera Syal

Literary Heritage Drama:

Shakespeare Othello.png Shakespeare Much Ado.png Priestley Inspector.png Brighouse Hobson.png Delany Taste.png

Related pages

Guide to An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

Contemporary Prose:

Doyle Paddy.png Cormier Heroes.png Ishiguro Never.png Hornby About.png Sheers Resistance.png

Contemporary Drama:

Bennett History.png Russell Blood.png Miller View.png Whittington Be My Baby.png Keatley My Mother.png

Literary Heritage Prose:

Eliot Silas.png Austen Pride.png Dickens Christmas.png Golding Lord.png Abse Ash.png

Related pages

Guide to Silas Marner, by George Eliot

Guide to Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

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Eduqas

Shakespeare:

Shakespeare Romeo.png Shakespeare Macbeth.png Shakespeare Othello.png Shakespeare Much Ado.png Shakespeare Merchant.png Shakespeare Henry V.png

Related pages

Shakespeare series and guides for Key Stage 4 and A-Level

Post 1914 Prose/Drama:

Golding Lord.png Syal Anita.png Ishiguro Never.png Hill Woman.png Stephens Curious.png Delany Taste.png
Priestley Inspector.png Bennett History.png Russell Blood.png Winterson Oranges.png    

Related pages

Guide to Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

Guide to Anita and Me, by Meera Syal

19th Century Prose:

Dickens Christmas.png Eliot Silas.png Wells War.png Austen Pride.png Bronte Jane Eyre.png Stevenson Jekyll.png

Related pages

Guide to Silas Marner, by George Eliot

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Last updated: 20/01/2017