English Literature – Poetry



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English Literature – Poetry

  • Read through all of the notes for your section of the anthology on GCSE Bitesize, making detailed notes. Reduce down your notes until you can fit each poem on a small index card.

  • Learn the WPSLOMP structure and use this to write about unseen poems:

W = What is it about?

P = Point of view

S = Structure

L = Language

OM = Other methods

P = Personal response

  • Go onto the AQA English Literature GCSE website and look up past questions. Practise answering in exam conditions. Look up the mark scheme and check that you have done everything you need to do to get your target grade.

  • Look up the PEAR page in your planner and learn the structure and sentence starters to help you analyse language in detail.


English Literature - Of Mice and Men

  • Read through all of the notes on ‘Of Mice and Men’ on GCSE Bitesize, making detailed notes. Reduce down your notes until you can fit each character/theme/context on a small index card.

  • Go onto the AQA English Literature GCSE website and look up past questions. Practise answering in exam conditions. Look up the mark scheme and check that you have done everything you need to do to get your target grade.

  • Look up the PEAR page in your planner and learn the structure and sentence starters to help you analyse language in detail.



English Literature – Inspector Calls

  • Read through all of the notes on your play on GCSE Bitesize, making detailed notes. Reduce down your notes until you can fit each character/theme/context on a small index card.

  • Go onto the AQA English Literature GCSE website and look up past questions. Practise answering in exam conditions. Look up the mark scheme and check that you have done everything you need to do to get your target grade.

  • Look up PEAR page in your planner and learn the structure and sentence starters to help your analyse language in detail.


English Language – IGCSE

  • Go onto the Cambridge English IGCSE  website (0522) and look up past questions. Practise answering in exam conditions. Look up the mark scheme and check that you have done everything you need to do to get your target grade.

  • Practise your summarising skills by reading newspaper articles, picking out key information and then summarising it in your own words.

  • Practise planning writing tasks, focusing on ordering, sequencing and paragraphing accurately.

  • Learn the rules of punctuation if you have any doubt about how to use commas, semi colons etc.

  • Work out your common spelling mistakes (by looking in your exercise books) and learn them.

  • Read up on writing for different purposes on GCSE Bitesize and familiarise yourself with different features, so you can use them in your own writing.


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