GCSE English Literature 8702

About GCSE English Literature 8702 Syllabus

A specification designed for you and your students

We have worked closely with teachers to design our specification to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, no matter what their level of ability, while supporting you in developing creative and engaging lessons.

We have developed assessment strategies that support students’ achievement in an untiered, closed book context through the use of extract-based questions in the assessment of the 19th-century novel and the Shakespeare plays.

Choice and flexibility

Our range of texts has been chosen to cater for the needs of teachers and students in all educational contexts. There are texts that will be familiar to you as well as new ones that will inspire young readers. A wide choice in each category means that there is something that will appeal to every teacher and every student.

Skills-based approach

The specification takes a skills-based approach to the study of English literature that is consistent across the genres. Our experienced team has produced question papers and mark schemes that allow you to get back to inspirational literature teaching and allow students of all abilities to achieve their best on every question.

It offers excellent preparation for AS and A-level English Literature, as well as giving students a grounding in a wide variety of literature that will stay with them for life.

Teach Language and Literature together

The specification is fully co-teachable with GCSE English Language. Students who study both will greatly benefit from the transferable skills learnt across the two subjects.

We’re behind you every step of the way

Our mark schemes and marking processes have been developed to ensure that the assessment is fair and consistent: with AQA you can rest assured that your students will receive the grade that fairly represents their attainment and reflects the skills that they have demonstrated.

We are supporting you in delivering our specification with high quality, meaningful resources. The enhanced Digital Anthology provides easy access to a range of texts and offers a valuable interactive resource to support teaching.

Learn more about our English qualifications at aqa.org.uk/english  

Support and resources to help you teach

We know that support and resources are vital for your teaching and that you have limited time to find or develop good quality materials. So we’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams.

Teaching resources

We have too many English Literature resources to list here so visit aqa.org.uk/8702   to see them all. They include:

  • our redeveloped online Digital Anthology with texts and resources to support your teaching
  • schemes of work to support teaching of the 19th-century novels
  • example long-term planning grids to help you plan your GCSE courses
  • regular articles in Voice magazine and email updates to keep you up to date
  • training courses to help you deliver AQA English Literature qualifications
  • subject expertise courses for all teachers, from newly-qualified teachers who are just getting started to experienced teachers looking for fresh inspiration.

Good To Know 🙂 

PapaCambridge provides English Literature 8702 Latest Past Papers and Resources that includes syllabus, specimens, question papers, marking schemes, FAQ’s, Teacher’s resources, Notes and a lot more. Past papers of English Literature 8702 are available from 2002 up to the latest session. It’s the guarantee of PapaCambridge that you will find the latest past papers and other resources of English Literature 8702 before any other website. All the content offered here is absolutely for free and is provided in the most convenient way so that you don’t face any issue.


08 August 2019 : English Literature 8702 past papers and other resources are now available. 

English Literature 8702​ Yearly Past Papers

Some Incoming Search Terms

  1. gcse english literature past papers
  2. english literature 8702
  3. gcse english literature question papers
  4. gcse english literature marking schemes
  5. gcse english literature syllabus
  6. english literature 8702 grade thresholds

Related Post