English


Here is a list of all our GCSE English learning content and on demand video lessons for English Literature for the following topics:

  • 'A Christmas Carol'
  • 'Frankenstein'
  • 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'
  • 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
  • 'Great Expectations'
  • 'Pride and Prejudice'
  • 'Macbeth'
  • 'Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four'
  • 'Hamlet'
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing'
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' 

Here are the GCSE English texts, (drama, poetry and prose) available in EDClass. Some are set reading texts for GCSE English Literature, some may form part of a learner's wider reading experience:

Shakespeare lessons available

  • 'Macbeth'
  • 'Romeo and Juliet'
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' 
  • 'Othello' 
  • 'Hamlet' 

The GCSE English19th-Century Novel

  • Robert Louis Stevenson - 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'
  • Charles Dickens - 'A Christmas Carol'
  • Charles Dickens - 'Great Expectations'
  • Mary Shelley - 'Frankenstein'
  • Jane Austen - 'Pride and Prejudice'

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GCSE English Language

EDClass houses a vast portfolio of learning content for GCSE English Language, covering the requirements of all the British Examination bodies. The resources cater for: 

  • Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • Fiction and Imaginative Writing
  • Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives
  • Non-Fiction and Transactional Writing
  • Spoken Language

English Language

Our extensive content and reading list for GCSE English that is available:

  • 'A Christmas Carol'
  • 'An Inspector Calls'
  • 'Animal Farm'
  • 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'
  • 'DNA'
  • 'Felicia's Journey'
  • 'Gangsta Rap'
  • 'Great Expectations'
  • 'Hamlet'
  • 'Holes'
  • 'Kindertransport'
  • 'Macbeth'
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing'
  • 'Of Mice and Men'
  • 'Othello'
  • 'Pride and Prejudice'
  • 'Rani and Sukh'
  • 'Romeo and Juliet'
  • 'Skellig'
  • 'Stone Cold'
  • 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'
  • 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
  • 'The Hound of The Baskervilles'
  • 'The Switch'
  • 'The Tomcat'
  • 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Modern Texts and Poetry for GCSE English

Available:

  • JB Priestley - 'An Inspector Calls'
  • Dennis Kelly - 'DNA'
  • Simon Stephens - 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
  • George Orwell - 'Animal Farm'

PLUS a comprehensive Poetry Anthology range 

Our GCSE English Poetry Reading List Includes:

  • Love and Relationships: 'When We Two Parted'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Love's Philosophy'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Porphyria's Lover'
  • Love and Relationships: Sonnet 29 'I think of thee!'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Neutral Tones'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Letters from Yorkshire'
  • Love and Relationships: 'The Farmer's Bride'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Walking Away'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Eden Rock'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Follower'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Mother, any distance'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Before You Were Mine'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Winter Swans'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Singh Song!'
  • Love and Relationships: 'Climbing my Grandfather'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Ozymandias'
  • Power and Conflict: 'London'
  • Power and Conflict: Extract from 'The Prelude'
  • Power and Conflict: 'My Last Duchess'
  • Power and Conflict: 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Exposure'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Storm on the Island'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Bayonet Charge'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Remains'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Poppies'
  • Power and Conflict: 'War Photographer'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Tissue'
  • Power and Conflict: 'The Emigrée'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Checking Out Me History'
  • Power and Conflict: 'Kamikaze'
  • Relationships: 'Sonnet 43'
  • Relationships: 'Nettles'
  • Relationships: 'The Manhunt'
  • Conflict: 'The Man He Killed'
  • Conflict: 'Belfast Confetti'
  • Conflict: 'Flag' 

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  • Exploring Poetry: 'Blessing'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Sonnet 116'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Ghazal'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Havisham'
  • Exploring Poetry:  Comparing How Conflict is Presented in 'The Man He Killed' and 'Flag'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Born Yesterday'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Born Yesterday' and 'In Paris With You'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Brothers'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Sister Maude' and 'Brothers'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'In Paris with You' and 'Sonnet 116'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Manhunt' and 'Sonnet 43'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Praise Song for my Mother'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Quickdraw'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Quickdraw' and 'Sonnet 43' 
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Sister Maude'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Ghazal' and 'To His Coy Mistress'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Harmonium'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Harmonium' and 'Nettles'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Hour'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'In Paris With You'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Sonnet 116' and 'Hour'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'Sonnet 116' and 'Sonnet 43' 
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'The Farmer's Bride' and 'The Manhunt'
  • Exploring Poetry: 'To His Coy Mistress'
  • Exploring Poetry: Comparing 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Hour' 
  • Exploring Poetry: 'Praise Song for My Mother' and 'Nettles' 
  • Poetry Across Time: Comparing 'At the Border' and 'Out of the Blue'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare 'Hawk Roosting' and 'Bayonet Charge'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare How Ideas are Presented in 'The Falling Leaves' and 'Poppies'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare 'next to of course god america i' and 'Flag'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare the Attitudes to Death in War in 'Futility' and 'The Falling Leaves'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare the Effects of Repeated Form in 'The Right Word' and 'Flag'
  • Poetry Across Time: Compare the Effects of War on  City Life as Presented  in 'The Yellow Palm' and 'Belfast Confetti'
  • Poetry Across Time: How to Compare Two Poems in the Examination
  • Approaching a Poem: 'Les Grands Seigneurs'

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We have many more lessons covering many more poems which lend themselves to practising for the 'Unseen' components of GCSE Literature courses.