Many educational books and digital resources are published each year to support new specifications and it can be a challenge for teachers to find the right resource for their students. To help with this selection, we approve 2-3 textbooks for the specifications listed below.

AQA Approved logoUsing an 'AQA approved' textbook ensures our subject experts have checked that it provides good support for our specifications. Textbooks which do not carry the 'AQA approved' badge have not been through our approval process and do not provide the same reassurance, even if the AQA name is used in the title. 

The following textbooks for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature by Cambridge University Press, Collins and Oxford University Press have successfully completed the approval process and are now 'AQA approved'.

AQA approved textbooks can be ordered direct from the publishers. Please note that purchase of these books is not essential to deliver our specifications.

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress

Authors: Imelda Pilgrim (Series Editor), Clare Constant, Bernard Ward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45313-5
Price: £19.00
Publication date: May 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Plus

GCSE English Language for AQA Progress Plus

Authors: Imelda Pilgrim (Series Editor), Marian Slee, Lindsay McNab
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45297-8
Price: £19.00
Publication date: March 2015 - out now
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AQA GCSE English Language: Developing the skills for learning and assessment

AQA GCSE English Language: Developing the skills for learning and assessment

Authors: Helen Backhouse, Beverley Emm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-1983-4074-4
Price: £14.99
Publication date: February 2015 - out now
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AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Core Student Book

AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Core Student Book

Authors: Sarah Darragh, Phil Darragh, Mike Gould and Jo Heathcote
Publisher: Collins
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-759679-9
Price: £16.99
Publication date: January 2015 - out now
Digital version available: TBC
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AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Advanced Student Book

AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Advanced Student Book

Authors: Sarah Darragh, Phil Darragh, Mike Gould and Jo Heathcote
Publisher: Collins
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-759680-5
Price: £11.99
Publication date: March 2015 - out now
Digital version available: TBC
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: An Inspector Calls Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: An Inspector Calls Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Jon Seal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45455-2
Price: £10.00
Publication date: June 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: Frankenstein Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: Frankenstein Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Jon Seal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-131-65010-30
Price: £10.00
Publication date: September 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: Great Expectations Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: Great Expectations Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Jon Seal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45412-5
Price: £10.00
Publication date: June 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: Macbeth Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: Macbeth Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Carmel Kellett, Trevor Millum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45395-1
Price: £10.00
Publication date: May 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: Romeo and Juliet Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: Romeo and Juliet Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Chris Sutcliffe, Bernard Ward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45382-1
Price: £10.00
Publication date: May 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Student Book

Authors: Peter Thomas (Series Editor), Caroline Woolfe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-45422-4
Price: £10.00
Publication date: July 2015 - out now
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GCSE English Literature for AQA: A Christmas Carol Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA: A Christmas Carol Student Book

Authors: Imelda Pilgrim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-1316-5046-04
Price: £10.00
Publication date: September 2015 - out now
Digital version - out now