This Literature Student Book develops the key skills that students will be assessed on in Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA GCSE English Literature qualification. Structured around the exam papers, the book offers comprehensive support for the poetry anthology and unseen poetry requirements with additional sections showing how those skills apply to the other areas of the specification. Through the focus on the Assessment Objectives and skills, students will be able to apply the skills they are developing to their specific set texts. Through a range of example texts, activities, stretch and support features as well as tips and key terms, this book helps students of all abilities develop their literature response skills. With marked sample student responses, at different levels, students can improve their own responses and gain an enhanced understanding of the skills required to succeed in the exams. In addition to the regular peer and self-assessment activities, teachers can monitor progress through the sample exam paper questions.