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Pearson Edexcel GCSE English Literature Revision

The Pearson Edexcel English Literature GCSE has two separate papers, each of which is worth 50% overall. Both exams are closed-book which means that students will not be allowed copies of the set texts to refer to and they will need to learn key quotations beforehand. Paper 1 assesses students' knowledge of a Shakespeare play and a post-1914 play or novel. It has a time-limit of one hour and 45 minutes. Paper 2 focuses on 19th century literature and poetry since 1789 (in the Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology), and students get two hours and 15 minutes to complete it.

EdPlace’s GCSE exam-style questions and practice papers help your child hone their exam-technique and prepare them for anything the exam may throw at them.


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Reading Shakespeare: An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (1 - The Plot)

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (2) - Brave Macbeth (Act I, Scene 2)

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Analyse Key Quotes in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Analyse the Role of Key Characters and Their Development in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Evaluate Key Characters and Their Development in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Themes in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (3) - Macbeth and Banquo Meet the Witches (Act I, Scene 3)

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (4) - Macbeth is Persuaded (Act I, Scene 7)

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (5) - Macbeth's Dagger Soliloquy (Act II, Scene 1)

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (6) - Duncan's Murder (Act II, Scene 2)

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Reading Shakespeare: Macbeth (7) - After the Murder (Act III, Scene 2)

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Reading Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (The Prologue)

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Analyse Key Quotes in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Analyse the Role of Key Characters and Their Development in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Evaluate Key Characters and Their Development in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Themes in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Explore How Themes Develop in the Play 'A Christmas Carol'

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Identify and Explain Key Characters and Their Development in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Identify Key Themes in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Overview of Context in 'A Christmas Carol'

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Analyse Key Quotes in 'Journey's End'

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Analyse the Role of Key Characters and Their Development in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Analyse the Role of Key Characters in 'Blood Brothers'.

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Analyse the Role of the Key Characters and their Development in 'Journey's End'

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Analysis of Key Quotes in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Analysis of Key Quotes in 'Blood Brothers'

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Evaluate Key Characters and Their Development in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Evaluate Key Characters and Their Development in 'Blood Brothers'

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Evaluate Key Characters and their Development in 'Journey's End'

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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Blood Brothers'

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Evaluate Key Quotes and Their Impact in 'Journey's End'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Themes in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Themes in 'Blood Brothers'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Themes in 'Journey's End'

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Explore How Key Themes Develop in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Blood Brothers'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'Journey's End'

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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Blood Brothers'

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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Journey's End'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Blood Brothers'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'Journey's End'

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Identify Key Themes in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Blood Brothers'

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Identify Key Themes in 'Journey's End'

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Overview of Context for 'An Inspector Calls'

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Overview of Context for 'Blood Brothers'

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Overview of Context for 'Journey's End'

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Analyse Language in 'London'

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Analyse Language in 'My Last Duchess'

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Analyse Language in 'The Prelude'

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Analyse the Language Used in the Poem 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Apply your Understanding and Analyse the Language in the Poem 'War Photographer'

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in 'My Last Duchess'

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Compare and Evaluate the Effectiveness and Presentation of Ideas in Extract from 'The Prelude' and other Poems

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Compare and Evaluate the Presentation and Effectiveness of ideas in 'London'

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Compare Content in 'London' and Other Poems

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Compare Content in 'My Last Duchess' and other Poems

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Compare Content in 'The Prelude' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in 'London' and Other Poems

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Compare Language in 'My Last Duchess' and other Poems

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Compare Language in Extract from 'The Prelude' and other Poems

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Compare the Language in Both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual features of the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Describe and Explain the Key Contextual Features of the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's Ideas in Both 'Remains' by Simon Armitage and 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate and Compare the Writer's ideas in both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and 'Bayonet Charge' by Ted Hughes

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'London'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in 'My Last Duchess'

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Evaluate Language Techniques in the Extract from 'The Prelude'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'London'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of Presentation of Themes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Key Themes in the poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Presentation of Key Themes in 'The Prelude'

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Evaluate the Language Techniques used in the poem 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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Evaluate the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Explore Context in 'The Prelude'

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Explore How the Key Themes Develop in the Poem 'War Photographer' by Carol Ann Duffy

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'London'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'My Last Duchess'

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Explore How Themes Develop in 'The Prelude'

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Exploring Context in 'London'

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Exploring Context in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'London'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify and Explain Key Quotes in 'The Prelude'

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in 'Poppies' by Jane Weir

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Identify and Explain the Key Quotes in the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Identify and Explain The Key Quotes in The Poem 'War Photographer'

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Identify and Explain the Key Themes in the poem 'War Photographer'

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Identify Key Themes in 'My Last Duchess'

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Identify Key Themes in 'The Prelude'

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Identify the Key Content in both 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and 'Bayonet Charge' and Explain How They Compare

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Identifying Key Themes in 'London'

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Poetry about Conflict: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Reading Poetry: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

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Understand and Analyse Language Technique in 'Remains' and 'War Photographer'

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Understand and Analyse the Language Techniques Used in the Poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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