When you are taking GCSE English Literature exam you have to be sure that you are prepared enough to score better, so here is the list of books that our experts recommend you for GCSE English Literature.
The books are arranged in order of preference and quality of study material on first the best and in last the least.
We hope our Top 5 books for GCSE English Literature will help you in scoring batter in real exam.
- New GCSE English Literature AQA Complete Revision & Practice – Grade 9-1
- Mr Bruff’s Guide to GCSE English Literature
- New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology – for the Grade 9-1 Course
- An Inspector Calls: AQA GCSE 9-1 English Literature Text Guide (Collins GCSE 9-1 Snap Revision)
- GCSE English Literature for AQA A Christmas Carol Student Book (GCSE English Literature AQA)
Recommended GCSE English Literature Books
This brilliant CGP Complete Revision & Practice guide is perfectly tailored to help students succeed in the AQA GCSE Grade 9-1 English Literature exams.
It’s packed with clear study notes, plenty of realistic exam-style questions (with answers) and also contains in-depth exam advice for poetry, prose and drama.
There’s also a full set of practice exam papers so they can prepare for the real thing. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also included a free Online Edition – just use the unique code printed in the book to access it on a PC, Mac or tablet.
In this guide, you’ll receive detailed guidance on every question in the AQA GCSE English Literature exams.
As an extra bonus, this guide contains links to exclusive video tutorials.
3. New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology – for the Grade 9-1 Course
This superb Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature Poetry Guide from CGP covers the entire ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster from the AQA Anthology of Poetry.
The full text of every poem is included, with clear, concise notes on the meaning, form, structure and language – plus questions to help students develop their personal responses.
It’s also very important to be able to compare the poems, so we’ve included in-depth sections on the themes and poetic techniques found in the cluster.
There are practice questions and exam-style questions at the end of each section, and the book is rounded off with plenty of detailed exam advice – including the chance to improve and mark sample answers using a realistic mark scheme. Perfect for getting to grips with exactly what the examiners are looking for!
Need extra help with ‘An Inspector Calls’ ahead of the exam?
Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide.
With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this ‘An Inspector Calls’ Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.
Approved for the AQA 2015 GCSE English Literature specification, this print Student Book is designed to help students develop whole text understanding and written response skills for their closed-book exam.
The resource provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of Dicken’s novella as well as a synoptic overview of the text and its themes.
Short, memorable quotations and striking images throughout the book aid learning, while in-depth exam preparation includes practice questions and sample responses.
See also our A Christmas Carol print and digital pack, which comprises the print Student Book, the enhanced digital edition and a free Teacher’s Resource.