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Pearson Edexcel GCSE Shakespeare practice papers

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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“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, practise what you’ve learnt with our exam-style questions and test for exam readiness with our practice papers - success!

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