Literary Texts to Read in Preparation for GCSE English (AQA & Edexcel)

Updated: Apr 24

Unless stated otherwise, all the literature texts listed are used by both examination boards.














William Shakespeare

  • Macbeth

  • Romeo & Juliet

  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • The Merchant of Venice

  • The Tempest

  • Julius Caesar | AQA

  • Twelfth Night | Edexcel

19th century novels and prose

  • Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

  • Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

  • Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

  • Mary Shelley - Frankenstein

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

  • Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sign of Four | AQA

  • George Eliot - Silas Marner | Edexcel

Modern drama texts

  • J.B Priestley - An Inspector Calls

  • Willy Russell - Blood Brothers

  • Alan Bennett - The History Boys | AQA

  • Dennis Kelly - DNA | AQA

  • Mark Haddon / Simon Stephens - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | AQA

  • Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey | AQA

  • Tanika Gupta - The Empress | Edexcel

  • Benjamin Zephaniah - Refugee Boy (adapted by Lemn Sissay) | Edexcel

  • Harold Brighouse - Hobson’s Choice | Edexcel

  • RC Sherriff - Journey’s End | Edexcel

Modern prose texts

  • William Golding - Lord of the Flies

  • George Orwell - Animal Farm

  • Meera Syal - Anita & Me

  • Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go | AQA

  • Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman | AQA

  • Jamila Gavin - Coram Boy | Edexcel

  • Malorie Blackman - Boys Don’t Cry | Edexcel

  • Susan Hill - Woman in Black | Edexcel

 

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