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Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE English Language

Revise with confidence for your Edexcel GCSE English Language exam.

ISBN-10: 1382039875

ISBN-13: 9781382039871

About Oxford Revise: Edexcel GCSE English revision guide 

Oxford Revise Edexcel GCSE English Language provides you with all the key information you need to revise and prepare for your English Language exam.

Oxford Revise takes you through what to revise and how to do it. Revise your understanding of the knowledge and key concepts you need for your English Language exam.

Learn the best way to approach exam questions and get plenty of practice for how to write your answers and structure arguments.

Contents list

Part 1: Concept Knowledge

  1. Texts and their meaning
  2. Figurative language
  3. Rhetorical language
  4. Characterisation, setting, and mood
  5. Ideas and perspectives
  6. Sentence forms
  7. Narrative structure
  8. Structuring an argument

Part 2: Exam Knowledge

Paper 1
• Questions

Paper 2
• Questions

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Revise effectively with Oxford Revise

This guide covers every topic in the Edexcel GCSE English course in depth, using clear, easy-to-understand language. Key terms boxes highlight the important words and language that you need to understand and help you to use them confidently. Revision tips give you quick ways to understand the core concepts and practice remembering them.

Each chapter has lots of exam-style questions for you to practice. These are designed to build your confidence, consolidate your knowledge and stretch your understanding. Exam tips show you how to interpret questions, what you need to do in your answers, and give you advice on how to get as many marks as possible.

This revision guide is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Concept Knowledge – covers the key concepts and knowledge that you need to revise for your exam

Part 2: Exam Knowledge – takes you through all the questions you will encounter in your exam.

The Oxford Revise approach
Oxford Revise uses a clear three-step method to get you ready for your exams.

Step 1: Knowledge – learn the facts
Everything you need to know in each chapter is summarised in an easy-to-follow Knowledge Organiser.

Step 2: Retrieval – check you’ve retained the knowledge
Quick-fire recall questions and answers make sure you have learned the knowledge you will need for your exams.

Step 3: Practice – complete questions in the style of the final exams
Practice applying your knowledge and skills with plenty of exam-style questions, featuring hints and tips from revision and subject experts.

Our expert authors

Series editor and author: Jennifer Webb

Author: Steve Eddy


About Jennifer Webb

Series Editor for Oxford Revise, English. English teacher, senior leader and best-selling author.


About Steve Eddy

Author for Oxford Revise Edexcel GCSE English Language. English teacher, lecturer, examiner with over thirty years’ experience of writing English textbooks for schools and study guides.

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