English Literature

Student Resources

Use this page to help you revise for exams or just to   practise your skills! Some content  is specifically for the Cambridge Literature IGCSE 0475 and 0992 syllabus. Some is generic and can be used for any GCSE.

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Essay guide for all texts

This student guide gives guidance on how to write a detailed and analytical essay. There is also a section on how to write a 3 sentence introduction and conclusion which links with the YouTube tutorial.

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Student guide: unseen poetry

This student guide gives guidance on how to read, understand, interpret and analyse an unseen poem.

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Exam Bites
CIE 0475/0992
Paper 2 

This is the Student Guide to accompany the online Exam Bites tutorial on Literature Paper 2. This is a student booklet with a final page for notes (can be written in electronically).

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IGCSE Poetry Skills

How to to analyse imagery: Analysis Chain

This worksheet accompanies the Youtube tutorial on how to comment on imagery.

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CIE 0475 Paper 1 Extract Question Guide - A Separate Peace

Use this revision poster to help you understand how to approach and answer this question on the novel.

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Essay Companion

This guide gives you a range of different academic phrases that can be used when you write up any essay based response.

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Model Answer

Read through the model answer on the extract question for Literature Paper 3.This is for the play 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

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How to Develop Literature Analysis

This detailed guide talks you through how to approach and talk about any literature text.

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How to Analyse a Poem

This detailed guide covers the various ways in which you can develop your analysis of poetry.

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100 'A Separate Peace' Questions

Test your knowledge of Knowles' novel with this quiz!

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Student guide: drama

This student guide gives guidance on how to read, understand, interpret and analyse a play.

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Exam Bites
CIE 0475/0992
Paper 3 

This is the Student Guide to accompany the online Exam Bites tutorial on Literature Paper 3. This is a student booklet with a final page for notes (can be written in electronically).

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Exam Bites
CIE 0475/0992
Paper 1 

This is the Student Guide to accompany the online Exam Bites tutorial on Literature Paper 1. This is a student booklet with a final page for notes (can be written in electronically).

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CIE 0475 Paper 1 Poetry Question Guide Sheet

Use this revision poster to help you understand how to approach and answer this question on poetry.

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CIE 0475 Paper 3 Extract Question Guide - A Raisin in the Sun

Use this revision poster to help you understand how to approach and answer this question on the play.

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Model Answer

Read through the model answer on the extract question for Literature Paper 1. This is for the novel 'A Separate Peace'.

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Model Answer

Read through the model answer on the poem 'Marrysong' for Literature Paper 1 

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How to Understand and Respond to a Poem

This detailed guide talks you through how to respond to a poem.

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Poetic Devices List

A comprehensive list of poet devices complete with definitions. Good for revision as well as an introduction to poetry.

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100 'A Raisin in the Sun' Questions

Test your knowledge of Hansberry's play with this quiz!