GCSE literature revision resources

Find revision materials, last minute preparations and some useful reminders of how to write analytical or comparative essays. You'll find plenty of worksheets, activities, games and ideas to help your students revise.

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20 teaching ideas for essay writing
Twenty inventive and accessible ideas for improving essay writing.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 25/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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20 teaching ideas for reading plays
20 dramatic and engaging ideas for reading plays, whether you're  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 11/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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20 teaching ideas for revision
20 creative, dynamic and flexible ideas to ensure that revision  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 04/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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20 teaching ideas for comparing texts
20 practical and innovative ideas for comparing texts.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 28/10/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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20 teaching ideas for poetry
20 creative and practical ideas for teaching poetry.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 09/09/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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20 teaching ideas for Shakespeare
20 engaging and fun ideas for teaching Shakespeare.  … read more
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Relay race revision
A fast-paced collaborative question game.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 20/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Interactive display revision
Create an interactive display to help students revise key features  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 25/05/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Mind palace revision
Students create and annotate a map to support their revision.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 18/05/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - 'An Inspector Calls'
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All fun and games revision
A series of tried and tested ideas for using games to revise.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 16/03/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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Speed dating revision
A fun, flexible activity which gets students talking.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 27/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision templates and featured in our teaching pack(s) Non-fiction and media teaching pack | Argue and persuade pack
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Proptastic revision
Get students using vegetables, jelly babies, Playmobil figures  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 27/10/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Round revision
Students pool their knowledge of a topic or text through a series  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 27/05/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Revision rooms
Get out the glue sticks! This revision activity can be messy,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 25/05/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Decorate a chair!
A creative (and potentially messy!) approach to revising characters.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 06/05/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision and featured in our teaching pack(s) 6 week teaching pack - 'An Inspector Calls'
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Recall revision
A great way of checking what students know and what they need  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 21/04/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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On the spot
A revision activity that tests whole class understanding of a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 21/04/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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'Supermarket' revision
Students pick'n'mix revision ideas from amongst their peers.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5  | Published: 21/04/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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'Silent discussion' revision
Working in silence, students share the annotation of a selection  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 21/04/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Creative revision
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Why use quotations?
Kinaesthetic card sort activity to explore why we use quotations  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 21/05/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing | Formal and narrative essays | Using evidence and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack | Essay writing
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Effective introductions
Get students thinking about what an introduction should include  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Writing | Published: 15/05/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing | Formal and narrative essays and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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How to use quotations effectively (2)
What is a quotation? Why use them? Making a quotation sandwich  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Writing | Published: 25/02/2003 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing | Formal and narrative essays | Using evidence and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack | Essay writing
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Essay planning
Why plan an essay? The reasons...  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | Writing | Published: 01/07/2001 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing | Formal and narrative essays | Planning
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