Edexcel English Language

GCSE students study Edexcel English Language

Paper 1: 19th Century Fiction and Imaginative Writing

Paper 2: 20th Century Non-fiction and Transactional Writing


Sample Paper

English Language Exam Overview


Both papers use unseen extracts and it is important that students read a range of fiction and non-fiction in preparation for these exams. Please find links to useful revision websites and webpages that include a range of suitable articles for students to read. For information on textbooks and revision guides please go to the GCSE resources page.

Revision Support and Activities

PETER paragraph prompts

Language and Structural Techniques

Tips for Language Paper 1


Have a go at completing the following papers, then see if you can find your own extracts and make up some exam style questions for them

Edexcel Paper 1

Paper 1 Summer 2017

Paper 1 November 2017

Sample Language Paper 1 Great Expectations

Sample Language Paper 1 Jane Eyre

Paper 2 Summer 2017

Paper 2 November 2017

Paper 2 Edexcel sample paper

English Language Paper 2 Transactional Writing Practice


Writing Skills

Bristol University Grammar

IXL English

Different types of sentences

Useful  websites

BBC Bitesize

The Day – this has a range of articles and activities for students to complete.

Geoff Barton

English Biz

Grammar Girl