A GCSE in English Literature enables you to explore and understand more about classic English Literature through studying and analysing a number of classic texts.
A GCSE in English Literature is ideal for students who:
- Plan to study English Literature at A-Level
- Would like a career in writing, journalism, advertising or teaching, to name a few
The GCSE English Literature course enables you to:
- Study a range of classic English texts
- Develop planning and research skills
- Find themes, interpret information and handle complex ideas
- Achieve a recognised qualification for further studies in English Literature at A-Level
This course does not include exams. You will be required to book and pay for your exams yourself.
To achieve a GCSE in English Literature you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations.
All assessments are closed book – any stimulus materials required will be provided as part of the assessment. All assessments are compulsory.
A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:
PAPER 1: ROMEO AND JULIET AND JEKYLL AND HYDE
- Romeo and Juliet
- Jekyll and Hyde
How it’s assessed
- written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
- 64 marks
- 40% of GCSE
Section A Romeo and Juliet
Students will answer one question on the play. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the play and then write about the play as a whole.
Section B Jekyll and Hyde
Students will answer one question in the novel. They will be required to write in detail about an extract from the novel, and then to write about the novel as a whole.
PAPER 2: LORD OF THE FLIES AND POWER AND CONFLICT
- Lord of the Flies
- Power and Conflict
- Unseen poetry
How it’s assessed:
- written exam: 2 hours 15 minutes
- 96 marks
- 60% of GCSE
Section A Lord of the Flies
Students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on Lord of the Flies.
Section B Power and Conflict
Students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper, and one other poem from Power and Conflict.
Section C Unseen poetry
Students will answer one question on one unseen poem, and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.
You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE English Language course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This GCSE English Literature course is offered on a distance learning basis. You will receive your course materials online or by post. Your course includes full and unlimited tutor support via email.
Once you have completed this course and the exams, you will achieve a GCSE in English Literature. The awarding body is AQA.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Yes! Our GCSE course is accredited by awarding body AQA.
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.
You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any exams and practicals included in this course yourself.
Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. The highest grade you can achieve with this course is Grade 5.
For students wishing to achieve grade 6-9, please choose our GCSE Biology – Higher Tier course.
For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.
You are still able to study this GCSE course, but the British Council Approved Centres, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.
It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
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