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  Chris Hawkes
English Advocate, English Teacher



As a career English teacher, freelance consultant and tutor, and AQA associate, I hope this site will be a useful resource for those teaching English at GCSE and A-Level, and in particular for those preparing students for the AQA suite of English specifications.

The menu bar to the right lets you navigate to my pages for the AQA A-Level and GCSE English specifications for first teaching September 2015.

There are also links to my introductions to various English Literature texts, as well as to other resources.


For the new GCSE and A-Levels from 2015, AQA offers two GCSE and four A-Level specifications:

  •  GCSE English Language;

  •  GCSE English Literature;

  •  AS and A-Level English Language;

  •  AS and A-Level English Literature Specification A;

  •  AS and A-Level English Literature Specification B;

  •  AS and A-Level English Language and Literature.
  • AQA provides a rich variety of resources to support centres in delivering these specifications - click here for more details.


    From 1999 to 2015 I have hugely enjoyed leading the English Department at Kirkham Grammar School.
    For more information about this vibrant, friendly and supportive school, visit Kirkham Grammar's Website.



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