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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, Animal Farm and Silas Marner.

Statutory requirements:

  • at least one play by Shakespeare (Click this link to see our dedicated page on Shakespeare series and resources for GCSE.)
  • 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 resources*

Modern Text Drama:

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

Related resources*

Modern Text Prose:

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

Related resources*

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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 resources*

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 resources*

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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 resources*

Shakespeare:

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

Related resources*

Modern Text Drama:

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

Related resources*

Modern Text Prose:

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

Related resources*

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OCR

19th Century Novel:

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

 

Related resources*

Shakespeare:

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

Related resources*

Modern Text Drama:

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

Related resources*

Modern Text Prose:

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

Related resources*

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WJEC

WJEC Bestsellers:

Different Cultures Prose:

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

Related resources*

Literary Heritage Drama:

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

Related resources*

 

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 resources*

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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 resources*

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 resources*

19th Century Prose:

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

Related resources*

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*All of our English Literature resources above have been created by Ross Grainger, co-author of our Education Umbrella Press Classic Study and Revision Guides.

If you have any questions or comments you can contact Ross at: rgrainger@educationumbrella.com or 

Last updated: 11/10/2017