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IGCSE English Literature including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Explore an array of cultures and perspectives through literature
  • Gain an appreciation for the creative methods writers use to achieve literary effects
  • Move on to Level 3 English Literature courses and above
  • Globally recognised GCSE equivalent
  • Exams included
  • Online Study

About Your Course

The written word is incredibly complex, powerful and can have a lasting impact for years to come. Through English Literature studies, you can learn how to harness the written and spoken word in powerful ways, enhancing your communication abilities and giving you the desirable transitional skills employers are looking for.

Studying English Literature also allows you to experience eras gone by through ancient texts, helping you to realise the multi sidedness of situations and consider multiple viewpoints, as well as gain an appreciation for the complexity of human nature.

As a student, you can gain an equivalent to a GCSE in English Literature that is recognised globally, by studying an International GCSE (iGCSE) in English Literature. The course is specifically designed to equip you for higher level study of English Literature by providing you with the perfect preparation for further learning.

The course components include the study of poetry and modern prose, as well as modern drama and literary heritage texts. Through these, you will develop the ability to read and respond to various styles of literary texts from around the world. You will also gain an appreciation of the methods writers use to create literary effects.

As such, this course is ideal preparation for English Literature studies at college and university. It has also been carefully prepared to ensure the online materials and texts studied are engaging, include a diverse range of writers and are suitable for all students.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature (9-1) – Exam Included is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.

With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

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

Your course covers everything you need to study for your exams. Your first two units are introductory units, covering all the information you need about the iGCSE in English literature, the exams, how to get support and more.  In addition, there is guidance on how to successfully study online. The rest of your course is structured as follows:

Unit 3: iGCSE English Literature reading list:

This is the list of mandatory texts you will need to read, analyse, and study in detail. We’ve included a list of additional text that we highly recommend as additional reading so you can practice your skills on unseen texts.

Units 4 to 9: To Kill a Mockingbird:

These units cover everything you need to enable you to analyse the book and understand life during the American Civil Rights Movement.

Units 10 to 16: Macbeth:

No English literature course would be complete without Shakespeare! In these units we delve into the world of witches, kings, paranoia, and civil war while we analyse this famous play.

Units 17 to 2: A View from a Bridge:

Told in two acts, Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge (1955) tells the story of Eddie Carbone, an Italian American Longshoreman whose household is upended by the arrival of his wife's cousins from Italy. Their arrival sets in motion a chain of events that leads, unexpectedly, to Eddie's dramatic undoing. You’ll analyse the play and its characters before focussing on themes and ideas.

units 21 to 27: Poetry anthology:

This group of units cover poetry from several authors from the early nineteenth century to the modern day. They will help you to become skilled at analysing poetry as a form of storytelling.

Your course is completed with a set of mock exams.

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.

About the GCSE English Literature exams

There are two exams in iGCSE English Literature, and you must complete both exams in the same exam series. Please note – marks are awarded for correct use of a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose, and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Paper 1 is assessed through a 2-hour examination. There are three sections, A, B and C. In Sections B and C, you must answer only one question – on the book you have studied – in each section.

Paper 2 is assessed through a 1 hour and 30-minute examination. There are two sections, A and B. For both sections, you must answer only one question – on the book you have studied.

Grades

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.

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 & Exams

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

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have gained an iGCSE in English Literature. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature, and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in English Literature
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Frequently Asked Questions

English Literature encompasses a vast array of texts written in the English language throughout history. It delves into diverse genres, from poetry and plays to novels and short stories, offering a rich tapestry of human experiences and expressions. However, the purpose of English Literature transcends mere entertainment or storytelling. It explores human nature and society through diverse characters and storylines and develops critical thinking and analysis by dissecting complex texts, analysing language, and interpreting symbolism. It also enhances communication skills by teaching us how to express ourselves clearly, persuasively, and with awareness of different styles and audiences, and so much more. Ultimately, it equips us with valuable skills, enriches our understanding of the world, and ignites a lifelong love for language and the power of storytelling.
Both English Language and English Literature involve the English language, but their focuses and approaches differ quite significantly. English Language analyses the structure and function of language itself (grammar, syntax, etc.). Whereas English Literature analyses creative texts (poems, novels, etc.) for meaning and significance. Think of it as dissecting the tools vs. exploring the art created with them. Both involve the English language but with distinct approaches and career paths.
Compared to other subjects, English Literature GCSE ranks as moderately challenging. However, it does require strong reading comprehension, analytical thinking, and written communication skills. With dedicated effort, effective revision techniques, and a passion for reading, you can excel in it. Remember, difficulty is subjective, and what's hard for one person might be enjoyable for another.
Yes, this iGCSE English Literature course is completely online, so you can study from home whenever it suits your schedule.
Yes, this iGCSE English Literature course includes the exams you need to obtain your qualification.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

IGCSE English Literature including exams

This Course at a Glance

  • Explore an array of cultures and perspectives through literature
  • Gain an appreciation for the creative methods writers use to achieve literary effects
  • Move on to Level 3 English Literature courses and above
  • Globally recognised GCSE equivalent
  • Exams included
  • Online Study

About Your Course

The written word is incredibly complex, powerful and can have a lasting impact for years to come. Through English Literature studies, you can learn how to harness the written and spoken word in powerful ways, enhancing your communication abilities and giving you the desirable transitional skills employers are looking for.

Studying English Literature also allows you to experience eras gone by through ancient texts, helping you to realise the multi sidedness of situations and consider multiple viewpoints, as well as gain an appreciation for the complexity of human nature.

As a student, you can gain an equivalent to a GCSE in English Literature that is recognised globally, by studying an International GCSE (iGCSE) in English Literature. The course is specifically designed to equip you for higher level study of English Literature by providing you with the perfect preparation for further learning.

The course components include the study of poetry and modern prose, as well as modern drama and literary heritage texts. Through these, you will develop the ability to read and respond to various styles of literary texts from around the world. You will also gain an appreciation of the methods writers use to create literary effects.

As such, this course is ideal preparation for English Literature studies at college and university. It has also been carefully prepared to ensure the online materials and texts studied are engaging, include a diverse range of writers and are suitable for all students.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature (9-1) – Exam Included is an Edexcel academic qualification awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding organisation. This course is part of a suite of International GCSE qualifications offered by Pearson.

With more than 150 years of international education experience, Edexcel qualifications have firm academic foundations, built on the traditions and rigour associated with Britain’s education system.

Being offered completely online, this course also provides you with the flexibility of completing your iGCSEs from the comfort of home, or wherever suits you best. There are no classes or restrictive timetables to adhere to, so you can simply log on and learn as and when you have the time.

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

Your course covers everything you need to study for your exams. Your first two units are introductory units, covering all the information you need about the iGCSE in English literature, the exams, how to get support and more.  In addition, there is guidance on how to successfully study online. The rest of your course is structured as follows:

Unit 3: iGCSE English Literature reading list:

This is the list of mandatory texts you will need to read, analyse, and study in detail. We’ve included a list of additional text that we highly recommend as additional reading so you can practice your skills on unseen texts.

Units 4 to 9: To Kill a Mockingbird:

These units cover everything you need to enable you to analyse the book and understand life during the American Civil Rights Movement.

Units 10 to 16: Macbeth:

No English literature course would be complete without Shakespeare! In these units we delve into the world of witches, kings, paranoia, and civil war while we analyse this famous play.

Units 17 to 2: A View from a Bridge:

Told in two acts, Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge (1955) tells the story of Eddie Carbone, an Italian American Longshoreman whose household is upended by the arrival of his wife's cousins from Italy. Their arrival sets in motion a chain of events that leads, unexpectedly, to Eddie's dramatic undoing. You’ll analyse the play and its characters before focussing on themes and ideas.

units 21 to 27: Poetry anthology:

This group of units cover poetry from several authors from the early nineteenth century to the modern day. They will help you to become skilled at analysing poetry as a form of storytelling.

Your course is completed with a set of mock exams.

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

About the GCSE English Literature exams

There are two exams in iGCSE English Literature, and you must complete both exams in the same exam series. Please note – marks are awarded for correct use of a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose, and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

Paper 1 is assessed through a 2-hour examination. There are three sections, A, B and C. In Sections B and C, you must answer only one question – on the book you have studied – in each section.

Paper 2 is assessed through a 1 hour and 30-minute examination. There are two sections, A and B. For both sections, you must answer only one question – on the book you have studied.

Grades

You will be graded between grades 1 and 9, 9 being the highest.

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 & Exams

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

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have gained an iGCSE in English Literature. 

International GCSEs (iGCSEs) enable successful progression to A Level study and beyond. This course has also been created in collaboration with International Advanced Level and GCE A Level Teachers, as well as Higher Education Professors to validate the appropriateness of the qualification, including its content, skills development and assessment structure.

 

Pearson Edexcel are the UK's largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). They offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI and LCCI.

Progression

By successfully completing this International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature, and the associated exams, you can progress to:
  • International Advanced Level, for example in English Literature
  • Other comparable, Level 3 qualifications, such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas

Frequently Asked Questions

English Literature encompasses a vast array of texts written in the English language throughout history. It delves into diverse genres, from poetry and plays to novels and short stories, offering a rich tapestry of human experiences and expressions. However, the purpose of English Literature transcends mere entertainment or storytelling. It explores human nature and society through diverse characters and storylines and develops critical thinking and analysis by dissecting complex texts, analysing language, and interpreting symbolism. It also enhances communication skills by teaching us how to express ourselves clearly, persuasively, and with awareness of different styles and audiences, and so much more. Ultimately, it equips us with valuable skills, enriches our understanding of the world, and ignites a lifelong love for language and the power of storytelling.
Both English Language and English Literature involve the English language, but their focuses and approaches differ quite significantly. English Language analyses the structure and function of language itself (grammar, syntax, etc.). Whereas English Literature analyses creative texts (poems, novels, etc.) for meaning and significance. Think of it as dissecting the tools vs. exploring the art created with them. Both involve the English language but with distinct approaches and career paths.
Compared to other subjects, English Literature GCSE ranks as moderately challenging. However, it does require strong reading comprehension, analytical thinking, and written communication skills. With dedicated effort, effective revision techniques, and a passion for reading, you can excel in it. Remember, difficulty is subjective, and what's hard for one person might be enjoyable for another.
Yes, this iGCSE English Literature course is completely online, so you can study from home whenever it suits your schedule.
Yes, this iGCSE English Literature course includes the exams you need to obtain your qualification.
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