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GCSE English Literature including exams

Key Points

  • 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Modern texts 
  • Unseen Poetry
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Animal Farm
  • Macbeth
  • Exam preparation

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams have examination centres located around the country. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

An English Literature GCSE in the UK aims to equip you with a deep appreciation and understanding of various literary genres and texts. It develops critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills by delving into poetry, Shakespearean plays, classic novels, and modern texts. The qualification prepares you for further study in humanities and opens doors to various careers, but most importantly, it cultivates a lifelong love for reading and analysing the power of language and stories.
While both English Literature and English Language GCSEs are valuable, Literature focuses specifically on developing critical thinking and analytical skills through analysing literary texts. This provides a unique benefit you don't get as deeply in Language. By studying GCSE English Lit, you will gain a deeper understanding of human nature and society, sharpened critical thinking, and enriched communication skills. So, while Language focuses on practical communication skills, Literature offers a broader toolkit for critical thinking, analysis, and cultural understanding, beneficial for personal growth and diverse career options.
Here are some key strategies to revise effectively for your English Literature GCSE: Utilise past papers as your primary revision tool. Practice answering questions under timed conditions, and analysing feedback to identify areas for improvement. Write regularly, focusing on different question types and texts. You should time yourself, seek feedback from your course tutor, and refine your writing skills. Don't just passively reread notes, engage with the material through flashcards, mind maps, group discussions, creating revision quizzes, or even acting out scenes. You can also combine different revision methods to keep it engaging and prevent boredom. Online tools, revision guides, and audio summaries can also be helpful supplements.
Absolutely! Studies show English graduates are highly employable, with strong communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills valued across various sectors. English Literature GCSE provides a solid foundation for humanities degrees like English, History, and Philosophy, but also complements Law, Medicine, and Business due to its analytical and communication focus. Literature also doesn't lead to a single career path, it opens doors to law, journalism, marketing, teaching, and even STEM fields where communication and critical thinking are crucial. The skills developed in Literature, like critical thinking and cultural awareness, are valuable throughout life, enriching your understanding of the world and yourself.
Yes, everything you need to get your English Literature GCSE is included in this online course.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

GCSE English Literature including exams

Key Points

  • 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Modern texts 
  • Unseen Poetry
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Animal Farm
  • Macbeth
  • Exam preparation

Entry Requirements

You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams have examination centres located around the country. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

An English Literature GCSE in the UK aims to equip you with a deep appreciation and understanding of various literary genres and texts. It develops critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills by delving into poetry, Shakespearean plays, classic novels, and modern texts. The qualification prepares you for further study in humanities and opens doors to various careers, but most importantly, it cultivates a lifelong love for reading and analysing the power of language and stories.
While both English Literature and English Language GCSEs are valuable, Literature focuses specifically on developing critical thinking and analytical skills through analysing literary texts. This provides a unique benefit you don't get as deeply in Language. By studying GCSE English Lit, you will gain a deeper understanding of human nature and society, sharpened critical thinking, and enriched communication skills. So, while Language focuses on practical communication skills, Literature offers a broader toolkit for critical thinking, analysis, and cultural understanding, beneficial for personal growth and diverse career options.
Here are some key strategies to revise effectively for your English Literature GCSE: Utilise past papers as your primary revision tool. Practice answering questions under timed conditions, and analysing feedback to identify areas for improvement. Write regularly, focusing on different question types and texts. You should time yourself, seek feedback from your course tutor, and refine your writing skills. Don't just passively reread notes, engage with the material through flashcards, mind maps, group discussions, creating revision quizzes, or even acting out scenes. You can also combine different revision methods to keep it engaging and prevent boredom. Online tools, revision guides, and audio summaries can also be helpful supplements.
Absolutely! Studies show English graduates are highly employable, with strong communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills valued across various sectors. English Literature GCSE provides a solid foundation for humanities degrees like English, History, and Philosophy, but also complements Law, Medicine, and Business due to its analytical and communication focus. Literature also doesn't lead to a single career path, it opens doors to law, journalism, marketing, teaching, and even STEM fields where communication and critical thinking are crucial. The skills developed in Literature, like critical thinking and cultural awareness, are valuable throughout life, enriching your understanding of the world and yourself.
Yes, everything you need to get your English Literature GCSE is included in this online course.
OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 82.6%)
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