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Our New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Range... Explained!

New GCSE English courses have arrived in town... and they’re more challenging than ever. There’s a new assessment scale ranging from Grade 9 (the very- hard-to-achieve top mark) to Grade 1 (the lowest mark). Of course, we’ve fully updated our GCSE English range to match the latest requirements!

This page gives you a run-down of what’s on offer, but if you have any more questions, just contact our friendly team on 0800 1712 712 or at customerservices@cgpbooks.co.uk.

All GCSE English courses

Revision Guide and Workbook

Revision Guide • Workbook • Complete Revision & Practice

These books are fantastic guides to all the new Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language and English Literature courses!

The Revision Guide is bursting with clear, friendly explanations of all the skills students will need, and there’s a matching Workbook packed with practice questions to help develop their understanding of the subject.

If you prefer to have your notes and questions in a single book, our Complete Revision & Practice guide is just what you need!

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English Language

Revision Guides and Workbooks for AQA and WJEC Eduqas

Revision Guides and Workbooks for AQA and WJEC Eduqas

These syllabus-specific books cover all the Reading and Writing topics students will need to master for GCSE English Language — with a big focus on developing exam skills.

On top of all the brilliant study notes you’d expect, the Revision Guides include exam questions with a range of sample answers to show students exactly what’s required to achieve each Grade from 4 to 9.

In the Workbooks, you’ll find practice questions for each topic, step-by-step guides to working through exam papers and two full mock exams!

For AQA, an all-in-one Complete Revision & Practice book is also available.

Grade 5-1 Study & Exam Practice for AQA

Grade 5-1 Study & Exam Practice for AQA

There’s no longer a ‘Foundation’ tier for GCSE English Language — there’s one set of exams for everyone. But that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about less confident students...

This superb all-in-one book has been carefully written for students working at Grade 5 or below. It explains all the essential topics and skills in a clear, straightforward style, with plenty of examples to back up the theory.

There are also plenty of exam-style practice questions throughout the book to help them prepare for the real GCSE tests.

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English Literature

Complete Revision & Practice for AQA

Complete Revision & Practice for AQA

This brilliant book is the ultimate all-in-one guide to AQA GCSE English Literature — it covers prose, drama and poetry, from Shakespeare to the modern day!

It’s packed with clear study notes, examples and advice to help students write top-grade essays, plus a huge range of exam-style questions to put their skills to the test. Last but not least, there’s a full set of AQA practice papers — perfect preparation for the real thing.

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Text Guides and Plays

Text Guides

Text Guides

Our superb range of GCSE Text Guides is bigger and better than ever!

Each one contains superb in-depth notes covering characters, themes, writer’s techniques, historical background and more! We’ve also included a range of practice questions in each section, plus detailed advice for writing top-grade answers in the exams.

Text Guide Workbooks

Text Guide Workbooks

Brand new for 2017, these smashing Workbooks are the perfect companions to our bestselling GCSE Text Guides.

They’re full to the brim with a huge range of questions to make sure students have a rock-solid understanding of each novel or play — and there’s plenty of practice to help them develop the vital exam skills too!

Complete Plays

Complete Plays

There’s no better way to read Shakespeare at GCSE than with CGP’s brilliant Complete Plays!

Each one includes the full original text, with plenty of helpful notes and explanations of the difficult speeches in everyday modern English.

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Poetry

Anthology Poetry Guides for AQA and WJEC Eduqas

Anthology Poetry Guides for AQA and WJEC Eduqas

These hugely popular Poetry Guides have everything students need to get to grips with the Poetry anthologies!

The full text of every poem is included, with clear, detailed notes easily visible on the opposite page. There are also separate sections covering themes and poetic techniques — plus practice questions and plenty of exam advice.

Anthology Poetry Workbooks for AQA

Anthology Poetry Workbooks for AQA

It’s not easy to write great essays about poetry, so the more practice students can get, the better. That’s why we’ve rustled up these fantastic new AQA Anthology Workbooks!

Each one contains the full text of every poem, plus a superb range of practice questions to help students analyse and compare them all. And of course, they’re perfectly matched to our AQA Poetry Guides!

Unseen Poetry Guides for AQA

Unseen Poetry Guides for AQA

In the exams, students will need to respond to poems they’ve never seen before... and these superb Unseen Poetry Guides are the best possible preparation you’ll find!

They contain a huge range of poems, accompanied by practice questions to help students develop their responses. We’ve also included exam-style questions, sample answers and in-depth advice for students aiming to score a top grade.

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Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar • Writing Skills

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar are worth 5% of the marks in the new English Literature GCSEs, and a whopping 20% in English Language, so it’s more important than ever for students to get to grips with them.

Luckily, we’ve got the best SPaG range you’ll find anywhere, including a Study Guide, Workbook and a fully customisable Digital Tester for PC and Mac!

There’s also a Complete Revision & Practice book that combines study notes and plenty of exam-style practice.

GCSE English Writing Skills

GCSE English Writing Skills

This new Study Guide is brilliant for helping students improve their essays and exam answers — it’s perfect for all GCSE English Language and English Literature courses!

Inside, you’ll find clear study notes, examples and advice explaining how to compose well structured, stylish arguments — all backed up with evidence from the text. There’s also a generous selection of practice questions to help make sure all the important skills have sunk in.

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