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British Library resources

The British Library website holds a huge range of resources for use in the English classroom.

This is a guide to some of the resources available that support the teaching of the new GCSE English Language specification. It is not exhaustive and any teacher of English would benefit from time spent exploring the British Library website. The access to original manuscripts and images allows for teaching that sheds light on the texts themselves as well as the contexts in which they were produced.

The Dickens in Context pages include a range of 19th-century non-fiction texts that can be used in the classroom to develop the skills needed for GCSE English language Paper 2.

The Texts in Context section includes a wide range of 19th-century non-fiction texts that can be used in the classroom to develop the skills needed for GCSE English Language Paper 2.