AQA English Literature

Students are studying AQA Literature. Please find links to the specification, sample papers and useful revision websites below.


Sample papers


For information on texts and revision guides please see the GCSE Resources page.

Paper 1 – Shakespeare  and 19th Century Literature 

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

19th Century Literature – A Christmas Carol

Romeo and Juliet Websites

Romeo and Juliet


BBC Bitesize

York Notes

Practice Questions

knowledge organiser

A Christmas Carol Websites

A Christmas Carol

BBC Bitesize


York Notes

Link to audio version of A Christmas Carol

Guardian article on Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol Key Quotes

Ingredients of ‘A Christmas Carol’ essay

Paper 2 – Modern Text and Poetry

Modern Text – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (play script) by Simon Stephens

Poetry – AQA Love and Relationships Cluster ( from 2015)

Unseen Poetry

Curious Incident Websites


BBC Bitesize

Curious Incident Bitesize Revision Notes (Word document)

Curious Incident Sample Essay Questions

More sample essay questions


Prompts for Poetry PETEL Paragraphs

Poetic Techniques Flashcards

BBC Bitesize

Poetry Guide Love and Relationships (1)

Unseen Poetry