GCSE is difficult to revise for; ensuring that a student has read the necessary texts and understand writing techniques is a good start. However, if you’re looking for a way to give practical GCSE revision support, using past exam papers for practice is a great option.
You can download Past GCSE English papers online and then have the student take them under exam test conditions. Once complete have the exam marked by a teacher or tutor so that the student gets an accurate assessment of how they’ve done. Unlike other subjects, there are no correct answers in English except for pointing out grammatical and knowledge errors. A student will be tested on their reading and critical understanding of a text as well as having to produce creative writing of their own. Taking a practice test is a great way to revise for the exam itself.