English GCSE Past Papers & Inspiration

Preparing You for English exams in Cheshire

The Queen’s School provides English GCSE & A-level courses to girls in Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales students. We prioritise preparing you for the real world by teaching in ways that lead to successful careers. Consider our school today if you want to enhance your knowledge and achieve outstanding results.

You can find GCSE Past English Papers at the bottom of this page.

What Does Our English Curriculum Involve?

Our English courses involve splitting the subject into two parts: language and literature. Studying literature allows students to develop their opinions and theories based on learning about books and authors. When we dive into the English language, we educate our girls on communication in a spoken and written way. Knowing this subject’s proper vocabulary enhances each individual’s ability to apply these skill sets to any career effectively. It’s a universal skill that is used in several daily forms.

What English Careers Fit Your Studies?

Studying English at GCSE and A-level will prepare you for careers where language, literature, and critical thinking are valuable. Knowing this subject is not just about the verbiage piece, it additionally involves understanding culture and expressions. You can choose to study and write about many topics within English. These include classic literature, crime, and more. If you desire to work in a field that involves much speaking, we will equip you with the speech skills necessary. Careers incorporating heavy writing will be easy for those learning under our structured curriculum. Consider the following jobs for English students:

  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal

Who Are Some of the Most Successful English Influencers?

There are many successful authors and English influencers all over the world who have left an impact on several readers. Whether it’s reading for education or leisure, English covers many topics and genres. If you are looking to publish a book or work within this field, consider the following influencers for inspiration:

  • Anna James Anna James is a renowned British writer and arts journalist. She is the founder of Pages & Co and the Lush Book Club host.
  • Karen SullivanKaren Sullivan is an independent publisher for culturally diverse and original writing. She was shortlisted for the IPG Best Newcomer Award in 2015 & 2016 and the Bookseller Rising Star of 2016.
  • Andy MillerAndy Miller is a British writer and editor. He has published three books and several journalism pieces, including The Year of Reading Dangerously.

How Can You Study Effectively for Your Exam?

If you’re ready to pass your English GCSE or A-level exam, we are here to help you with some beneficial tips. No matter your study style, you can work towards a successful grade in various ways. 

  • Practice – Most English tests have similar formats and requirements. This is beneficial when practising and studying to ace the exam by exercising muscle memory. There are several websites and apps that are designed to help you prepare by offering strategic memorising plans.
  • Prep-Guides – Many companies offer textbooks and study guides that allow you to prepare for your exams. Depending on the curriculum you use, platforms such as Amazon or eBay sell affordable booklets you can use.
  • Listen to Podcasts – Listening to podcasts, watching TV shows, and reading literature will help expand your vocabulary and imagination. This can aid in broadening your thought process in a leisurely way.

Why Should You Study English at The Queen’s School?

The Queen’s School provides girls across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales with a high-level education. If you are an avid English lover who enjoys writing or public speaking, we are here to prepare you for the job role of your dreams. Our school provides a friendly environment for girls to learn and feel like they belong while learning. We offer programs for a variety of interests and career fields. Contact us today to enroll in our school.

GCSE English Past Papers:

These past papers are AQA approved.