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Our English suite of learning, which includes GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language, has been created by a group of experienced teachers. It's an extensive, digital resource bank, designed to help you achieve more with your students:

  • Our content offers a stimulating and engaging learning experience
  • Our e-learning environment is designed to suit everyone, allowing students of all abilities to succeed
  • Our English Language and English Literature resources are designed to overlap in places and to complement one another, giving students the opportunity to develop a wider range of knowledge and skills.

We are proud to announce that our partnership with Oxford University Press is now official and the ebooks, with audio, are now online and in lessons for English Literature and Language for the following texts:

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


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

(EDClass has 'Othello' and 'Hamlet' available as well)

The 19th-Century Novel

Students will study one novel from the list of set texts:

  • 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'

English Language

EDClass houses a vast portfolio of learning content for 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

Our extensive Reading List 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'


Modern Texts and Poetry

Modern texts -  Students will study one from a choice of these set texts, which include post-1914 prose fiction and drama:

  • 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 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' 
  • 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'

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

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