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IGCSE English Literature - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn to think critically about complex topics from different perspectives and eras
  • Analyse varying themes, characters and literary techniques
  • Provides a globally recognised GCSE equivalent
  • Progress to Level 3 courses
  • Exam not included
  • 100% online

About Your Course

English Literature studies help you to appreciate the power of written words and how their impact can last for years to come. It also enables you to take a step back in time to experience eras gone by, or other realms imagined by authors.

Besides being a fascinating subject, studying English Literature is also hugely beneficial for helping learners consider multiple viewpoints, understand the multi-sidedness of situations and the complexity of human nature.

If you are a student wanting to gain an equivalent to a GCSE in English Literature, this International GCSE (iGCSE) in English Literature is ideal. The course, like traditional GCSEs, has been designed to equip you for higher level study of the subject by providing you with the ideal foundation knowledge for further learning.

Throughout the course, you will study poetry and modern prose, as well as modern drama and literary heritage texts. This will help you develop the ability to read and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world. As well as develop an appreciation of the ways in which writers use literary effects and the various uses of language to create effects.

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

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature (9-1) – No Exam 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.

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 20: 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

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

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

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

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 certification can be ordered.

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

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). 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 assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of this course, and the associated exam, 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 GCSE equips you with a host of skills that benefit you throughout life and your career. It strengthens your critical thinking and analysis, allowing you to dissect complex information, form reasoned opinions, and solve problems effectively. You'll develop exceptional communication skills, mastering the art of clear, persuasive writing and confident verbal expression – invaluable assets in any professional setting. Additionally, the course fosters empathy and understanding by exploring diverse perspectives and human experiences, enhancing your interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. These all prove highly sought-after in various careers. Moreover, English Literature cultivates a wider cultural awareness, enriching your understanding of history, social issues, and human values, making you a more well-rounded individual capable of engaging in meaningful discussions and contributing positively to society.
GCSE English Literature equips you with valuable skills desired in many careers. Your communication abilities will be highly sought after in roles related to writing, editing, public speaking (such as journalism, marketing, teaching, law). Your critical thinking abilities will help in roles that involve analysis, problem-solving, and research (like business, science, and engineering). The cultural awareness you’ll gain will assist you in careers that require empathy, and understanding diverse perspectives (such as international relations, social work, and healthcare).
Transforming GCSE English Literature revision into a fun and memorable experience is all about embracing your learning style and adding a dash of creativity! You could turn revision into a game by creating flashcards with quotes, playing character trivia, or acting out key scenes with friends. Embracing technology is also a good one, you could use online quizzes, create mind maps with colourful apps, or watch video analyses. You could also watch film adaptations of texts, see plays live to appreciate the nuances of performance or listen to audiobooks so you can take your revision outdoors or combine it with your relaxation routine.
English Literature GCSE can be incredibly interesting if you enjoy diving into imaginative worlds, exploring complex characters, and unlocking hidden meanings. You'll grapple with timeless questions about love, loss, identity, and society through diverse texts, from Shakespearean dramas to Victorian thrillers. If you're fascinated by the power of language, enjoy analysing symbolism and themes, and appreciate delving into different cultures and historical periods, then exploring literature as a subject could be highly rewarding for you.
No, the exams are not included. The course will prepare you to take the exams but you can add them later should you wish to take them.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

IGCSE English Literature - exams not included

This Course at a Glance

  • Learn to think critically about complex topics from different perspectives and eras
  • Analyse varying themes, characters and literary techniques
  • Provides a globally recognised GCSE equivalent
  • Progress to Level 3 courses
  • Exam not included
  • 100% online

About Your Course

English Literature studies help you to appreciate the power of written words and how their impact can last for years to come. It also enables you to take a step back in time to experience eras gone by, or other realms imagined by authors.

Besides being a fascinating subject, studying English Literature is also hugely beneficial for helping learners consider multiple viewpoints, understand the multi-sidedness of situations and the complexity of human nature.

If you are a student wanting to gain an equivalent to a GCSE in English Literature, this International GCSE (iGCSE) in English Literature is ideal. The course, like traditional GCSEs, has been designed to equip you for higher level study of the subject by providing you with the ideal foundation knowledge for further learning.

Throughout the course, you will study poetry and modern prose, as well as modern drama and literary heritage texts. This will help you develop the ability to read and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world. As well as develop an appreciation of the ways in which writers use literary effects and the various uses of language to create effects.

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

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online course provider. This International GCSE (iGCSE) English Literature (9-1) – No Exam 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.

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 20: 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

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

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

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

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 certification can be ordered.

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

Excellent Marking

Assessment

At the end of each unit, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). 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 assignment you’ll be ready to take your iGCSE exam!

*Please note, the exam is not included in this course.

Qualifications

Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel logo

Upon successful completion of this course, and the associated exam, 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 GCSE equips you with a host of skills that benefit you throughout life and your career. It strengthens your critical thinking and analysis, allowing you to dissect complex information, form reasoned opinions, and solve problems effectively. You'll develop exceptional communication skills, mastering the art of clear, persuasive writing and confident verbal expression – invaluable assets in any professional setting. Additionally, the course fosters empathy and understanding by exploring diverse perspectives and human experiences, enhancing your interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. These all prove highly sought-after in various careers. Moreover, English Literature cultivates a wider cultural awareness, enriching your understanding of history, social issues, and human values, making you a more well-rounded individual capable of engaging in meaningful discussions and contributing positively to society.
GCSE English Literature equips you with valuable skills desired in many careers. Your communication abilities will be highly sought after in roles related to writing, editing, public speaking (such as journalism, marketing, teaching, law). Your critical thinking abilities will help in roles that involve analysis, problem-solving, and research (like business, science, and engineering). The cultural awareness you’ll gain will assist you in careers that require empathy, and understanding diverse perspectives (such as international relations, social work, and healthcare).
Transforming GCSE English Literature revision into a fun and memorable experience is all about embracing your learning style and adding a dash of creativity! You could turn revision into a game by creating flashcards with quotes, playing character trivia, or acting out key scenes with friends. Embracing technology is also a good one, you could use online quizzes, create mind maps with colourful apps, or watch video analyses. You could also watch film adaptations of texts, see plays live to appreciate the nuances of performance or listen to audiobooks so you can take your revision outdoors or combine it with your relaxation routine.
English Literature GCSE can be incredibly interesting if you enjoy diving into imaginative worlds, exploring complex characters, and unlocking hidden meanings. You'll grapple with timeless questions about love, loss, identity, and society through diverse texts, from Shakespearean dramas to Victorian thrillers. If you're fascinated by the power of language, enjoy analysing symbolism and themes, and appreciate delving into different cultures and historical periods, then exploring literature as a subject could be highly rewarding for you.
No, the exams are not included. The course will prepare you to take the exams but you can add them later should you wish to take them.
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