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Making the text do the work.


In this blog, we explore six ways to simplify learning while still making a big impact. The blog includes a downloadable PDF guide for use in the classroom or at home with activities around a single text.


The top things your students need to know.


Help your students get set for their tests, exams and assessments with these fast and focused expert study tips for several key GCSE texts. Why not download and share them with your class now.


Get instant insights into what your students know.


If you’re looking for a fast and convenient way to get an instant insight into how much your students know about their texts, these free, downloadable resources are exactly what you need.


Small changes that make a big difference.


Our FREE mini-course will help your students unlock their creativity and take their writing to an exciting new levelIt’s packed with tips and practical help to boost confidence and liberate their ideas.


Getting to grips with the key texts.


To help students that are just starting their English Literature GCSEs, or looking for a handy way to refresh their knowledge, we’ve put together some introductory packs for the most popular set texts and poetry.


FIVE smart ways to kickstart English GCSEs.


There are lots of great ways students can get ahead with their English GCSEs from home. Why not download and share these  smart, fun and creative ideas we’ve put together to help?

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2021 Catalogue

now available


There’s so much more to A Christmas Carol than Scrooge, Tiny Tim, a few ghosts and “Bah! Humbug”. And there’s so many reasons to read and study it.


What makes Romeo and Juliet as interesting and relevant to readers and viewers now as it was when Shakespeare wrote it in the mid-1590s?

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Rapid Revision

 The fast and effective route to success

Now available for new texts and for the AQA English Language papers

Rapid Revision is the brand new, fast and effective way for students to race ahead to great results. Get straight to the heart of what matters most with essential revision and practice that’s quicker and easier to digest, remember and recall.

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English Literature Practice Tests with Answers

The UK’s only text-specific exam practice books

Put skills and knowledge to the test and get ready for the mock exams

Effective and focused practice is the key to success in any exam. 

Practice is crucial if your students are to perform at their best in their exams. Our range of AQA practice tests is the only one dedicated solely to individual texts and the only way your students can get the level of practice that really makes a difference to results.

Used before the final exam to test knowledge, guide revision and build confidence, your students will feel fully prepared and exam ready with:

– Seven exam-style practice tests in every book.

– Sample answers to assess responses and identify strengths and weaknesses.

– Full alignment with the AQA GCSE curriculum and assessment objectives.


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Prepare your students for success

Study, revise and practise Literature set texts and poetry

York Notes makes English Literature easier to learn, remember and recall.

From the very start of their studies all the way through to the final exam, York Notes is the perfect text companion for every student.

Written by GCSE experts and aligning with assessment objectives, they offer more powerful study, revision and exam practice features than any other guide.

From understanding the plot, to getting to grips with themes, contexts, characters and quotes, York Notes will support their studies, boost their knowledge, build their skills and help them get right to the heart of what matters most.

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English Literature Workbooks

What could your students achieve with a workbook?

Practise and perfect literature skills and knowledge

York Notes workbooks are the key to consolidation and confidence.

Ideal for use throughout the entire GCSE course to help assess and consolidate their work in class, our text-specific workbooks provide students with a unique opportunity to build confidence in their skills and knowledge.

Packed with quality exam-style questions, exercises and activities alongside tips, advice and worked examples, these write-in workbooks will help your learners:

– Evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

– Boost their progress and reach their goals.

– Build their confidence and feel their skills improve.


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All the tried, tested, much-loved content of our world-renowned study guides, and everything your learners need for successful study, plus videos, audio, essay planning and other great interactive features, all in one place. 

Access York Notes Digital on a desktop PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet on our website anywhere you have a data connection.

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Easier Remote Teaching and Support

Share your screen with your class as you take them to the heart of the text through a world of comprehensive and immersive online content.

Interactive Learning

Use exclusive audio and video content to engage your students and provide fresh perspectives that will build their knowledge and help them get more from the text.

Better Results

Practice exercises and online guided learning will help your students produce better work, hone their skills and improve the effectiveness of their home studies.

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AQA Poetry – perfected!

 Give your students the extra help they need to get to grips with GCSE poetry.

Expert study, revision and practice for the AQA GCSE Poetry Anthology

Build the poetry skills, knowledge and confidence your students will need to succeed.

We know how, for many English Literature students, tackling poetry at GCSE level can seem daunting.

Packed with quality revision, practice and study features our range of study guides, workbooks, and exam practice resources will help them lose their fear and master all the key skills that examiners are looking for.  

– Every poem, printed in full with lots of expert annotations, to help students read, understand, analyse and write about the cluster.

– Dedicated sections on Form, Structure and Language, and Themes and Contexts to perfect knowledge and master the key analysis and comparison techniques.

– Key features linked to the Assessment Objectives, longer exam-style ‘Practice tasks’ and annotated sample answers at different levels.


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English Language Revision and Exam Practice

Did you know that York Notes can help your students with their English Language study and revision?


All the year-round revision, study and  practice your learners need to reach their full potential.


Give your students the targeted experience and practice they need to get the results they deserve.


The fabulous, new, fast and focused way to help your learners race ahead to great results.

York Notes for Key Stage 2

Help your primary aged pupils learn, practise, revise and get great results in their English SATs



Our new range of Revision and Exam Practice Guides, Test Booster Books, Catch Up Books and Targeted Skills and Practice Books.

Now you can help your pupils learn, practise, revise and get great results in their English SATs the York Notes way! Written by KS2 English experts and with every curriculum content domain covered, these accessible, bright and fun to use books align with assessment objectives and make lesson and homework planning easy. 

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