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AQA GCSE Shakespeare practice papers

The AQA English Literature GCSE consists of two written papers. Paper 1 (40% of the GCSE grade) has a one hour and 45 minute time-limit and assesses students' knowledge of 19th century and Shakespearean literature. Paper 2 (60%) has two hour and 15 minute time-limit and focuses on modern texts (prose or drama), a poetry cluster from the AQA anthology (either War & Conflict or Love & Relationships) and unseen poetry. Both exams are closed-book which means that students will need to learn quotations as they will not be allowed to refer to set texts in the exam.

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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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” Wise words from Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in spite of a breakdown, no less! Our Shakespeare GCSE revision resources and practice papers are designed to help your child become their best future self by giving them the tools they need to succeed in their GCSEs. 


Our revolutionary English Literature GCSE resources, exam-style questions and practice papers are tailored to exam boards and cover all Shakespearean plays used in AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas specifications; 



  • Macbeth

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • The Tempest

  • The Merchant of Venice

  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • Julius Caesar

  • Twelfth Night

  • Othello 

  • Henry V 


Whether your child is just starting their GCSE journey, or on their final exam path in Year 11, our systematic approach to learning the skills  needed to ace their GCSEs will help your child develop familiarity, skill and confidence quickly.


 

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We know first hand how overwhelming 9-1 GCSEs can be, so we’re here to help clear the waters! The introductory years - often starting as early as year 9 - are all about building comprehension and confidence in each topic, progressing up to exam technique, revision and practice in year 11.

To help you support your child best, all our resources are aligned to exam boards AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas. We also focus on progressive leveling, starting at an introductory level and working up to exam-style questions and practice papers - all available at your fingertips in the EdPlace app.

Learn the skills using our resources, practice what you’ve learnt with our exam-style questions and test for exam readiness with our practice papers - success!

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Thousands of English, maths, science GCSE revision activities created by teachers accelerate your child’s learning with our learn, practise and test approach. Our core activities are designed to develop the skills they’re learning in school to build your child’s confidence. With our exam-style questions and practice papers, we’ll then help them revise for exam success and beyond.

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