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GCSE English Literature (including exam)
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GCSE English Literature (including exam)

  • 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
  • This course bundle includes all course material and exams

Studying your GCSE

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

Throughout 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 4 (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 exams.

This course bundle includes all the course material and the two exams you’ll need to sit to gain your GCSE English Literature.

The two papers will cover Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel and modern texts and poetry.

Exams will take place at an official exam centre in May/June. Exam bookings will be made each January for the following May/June by one of our higher education team. Exam location will depend on which centres are open. The team member arranging the exam for each student will always recommend the centre closest to the address of the learner.

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.

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. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

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.

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

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!

A GCSE in English Literature allows you to go on to complete either an A-level, an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of these are key qualifications to equip you to go on to study English or a social science at degree level.

This course is designed to prepare you for the AQA GCSE exam in English literature.  Passing the exam will give you a qualificaiton in GCSE in English Literature  which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

GCSE English Literature (including exam)

  • 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
  • This course bundle includes all course material and exams

Studying your GCSE

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

Throughout 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 4 (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 exams.

This course bundle includes all the course material and the two exams you’ll need to sit to gain your GCSE English Literature.

The two papers will cover Shakespeare and the 19th Century novel and modern texts and poetry.

Exams will take place at an official exam centre in May/June. Exam bookings will be made each January for the following May/June by one of our higher education team. Exam location will depend on which centres are open. The team member arranging the exam for each student will always recommend the centre closest to the address of the learner.

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.

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. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

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

A GCSE in English Literature allows you to go on to complete either an A-level, an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of these are key qualifications to equip you to go on to study English or a social science at degree level.

Qualifications

This course is designed to prepare you for the AQA GCSE exam in English literature.  Passing the exam will give you a qualificaiton in GCSE in English Literature  which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

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