Free AQA resources – English KS4

These free resources have been designed to support your teaching of the AQA specification and cover a range of skills.

For more information about the reformed specification, go to AQA’s GCSE English page or to AQA’s AS and A-level English page.


The island - Cultural capital project
Originally used as a case study at the AQA training hubs, this  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Prose | Reading | Writing | Published: 20/09/2019 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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AQA Love and relationships cluster study guide
Detailed questions for each poem in this cluster, as well as  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Love and relationships
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AQA Power and conflict cluster - guess the poem
Students work in groups to play a game to identify the poems  … read more
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KS4 | Poetry | Published: 23/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Anthology poetry for AQA (2015 onwards) Love and relationships
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Understanding a 19th century text
Suitable as a way in to challenging 19th century non-fiction,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 14/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Comprehension
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Tackling question 1 of the AQA English Language exam
A series of activities to help students tackle question 1 of  … read more
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KS4 | Reading | Published: 08/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Comprehension
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England riots persuasive speech analysis
Suggestions for using a word analysis quadrant to help students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 17/07/2013 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Argument and persuasive writing and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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Creative writing challenges
Ten challenges for descriptive or narrative writing, encouraging  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 28/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Imaginative writing
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Ways into a text
A series of open questions designed to get students thinking  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Prose | Reading | Published: 11/05/2012 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Reading novels
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Links in a chain
A great idea! Students fill in the Birlings' actions and motives  … read more
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KS4 | Plays | Published: 27/04/2009 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - 'An Inspector Calls'
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Close reading techniques: descriptive writing extracts
A focus on close reading and language, using extracts from a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 09/11/2004 | From the resource collection(s): AQA | Critical reading | Fiction texts | Reading skills
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