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Useful Websites for English

SparkNotes
English students, your set-text worries are over! Including 'Of Mice & Men', 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo and Juliet', altruistic Harvard students have compiled a collection of study guides to many common GCSE and A level literature texts.

AQA Anthology
Excellent revision notes on all the poems in the anthology and ‘Of Mice and Men’

BBC-SOS Teacher
Search the BBC archives for answers to thousands of homework or revision questions, from Key Stage 2 to A level.

BBC Arts
Regularily updated arts site containing biographies, reviews, interactive games, audio clips and events listings. Students will find relevant information on all key GCSE exam poets and Authors.

BBC Skillwise
Improve your literacy and numeracy skills through lively games, quizzes and factsheets. Teachers can also benefit from a broad on-line resource bank.

BBC-Routes of English
Find out about the current and historical influences that shape our language. This site helps you to explore the rich and diverse lineage of spoken and written English, through quizzes, audio, message boards and live chat.

Free Book Notes
Comprehensive selection of English Literature resources and study guides covering a wide selection of books.

NovelGuide
A highly recommended site for GCSE pupils, the Novel Guides provide chapter summaries, character profiles, metaphor and theme analyses, and author biographies. Works include ‘Lord of the Flies’, ‘1984’, ‘Animal Farm’, plus Shakespeare plays.