Exam details

Exam Board: AQA


You will be assessed on English Language Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) and English Literature Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes).

Key topics

For English Literature, you will be examined on a 19th Century Novel (a Christmas Carol) and Shakespeare (Macbeth)

Revision techniques and tips

Practice exam questions using the approaches and revision resources/plans attached.


In the English section there is:

  • A Macbeth plot summary
  • Examples of Macbeth focused exam questions
  • Examples of a Christmas Carol exam questions


For English Language, there is also an English Language Revision Pack and a summary of approaches.

Knowledge organiser sections

A Christmas Carol (topic sheet in English section)

Macbeth (topic sheet in English section)

Home learning to prepare

Your class teacher will have set you questions on Seneca, and an additional exam question booklet.

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