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GCSE English Literature

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Overview

  • Explore over 400 years of English Literature
  • Develop essential life skills and knowledge
  • Unlock new career and study opportunities
  • Achieve an essential and recognised GCSE qualification
  • Be fully prepared to sit the GCSE English Literature exam
  • Learn for up to 12 months, in the comfort of your own home

Studying your GCSE

GCSE English literature focuses on the analysis, debate and critical theorising of literary works including novels, plays and poetry.

Over the course of the programme, you will explore the written form across 400 years. This includes the wit of Shakespeare, the 19th Century novel and modern poetry.

As well as introducing you to classic texts and authors, it will equip you with core reading comprehension and writing skills that will serve you throughout your career and life.

A grade 5 (formerly C) or above in GCSE English Literature is an essential qualification for further education. It can also be a requirement for some degree level studies and employment opportunities such as teaching.

Therefore, if you didn’t achieve the grade you wanted or haven’t sat the GCSE at all, our online course can help.

Our online GCSE English Literature programme will fully prepare you to sit the official AQA GCSE English literature exam.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institution, all your work is online. So, you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel you will do your learning best. And class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around your existing commitments, as opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your English GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in English Literature allows you to go on to study at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma, all of which can allow you to go on to study English at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Modern texts - Pigeon English
  • Poetry
  • Unseen Poetry
  • The Nineteenth Century Novel - Jekyll & Hyde
  • Macbeth
  • Exam preparation

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, you will be ready to take the exam, which will award you with a GCSE in English Literature if you pass. This qualification can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

  • Explore over 400 years of English Literature
  • Develop essential life skills and knowledge
  • Unlock new career and study opportunities
  • Achieve an essential and recognised GCSE qualification
  • Be fully prepared to sit the GCSE English Literature exam
  • Learn for up to 12 months, in the comfort of your own home

Studying your GCSE

GCSE English literature focuses on the analysis, debate and critical theorising of literary works including novels, plays and poetry.

Over the course of the programme, you will explore the written form across 400 years. This includes the wit of Shakespeare, the 19th Century novel and modern poetry.

As well as introducing you to classic texts and authors, it will equip you with core reading comprehension and writing skills that will serve you throughout your career and life.

A grade 5 (formerly C) or above in GCSE English Literature is an essential qualification for further education. It can also be a requirement for some degree level studies and employment opportunities such as teaching.

Therefore, if you didn’t achieve the grade you wanted or haven’t sat the GCSE at all, our online course can help.

Our online GCSE English Literature programme will fully prepare you to sit the official AQA GCSE English literature exam.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institution, all your work is online. So, you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel you will do your learning best. And class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around your existing commitments, as opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your English GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in English Literature allows you to go on to study at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma, all of which can allow you to go on to study English at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Modern texts - Pigeon English
  • Poetry
  • Unseen Poetry
  • The Nineteenth Century Novel - Jekyll & Hyde
  • Macbeth
  • Exam preparation

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, you will be ready to take the exam, which will award you with a GCSE in English Literature if you pass. This qualification can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

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