IGCSE English Literature

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Pursue your passion for poetry and prose while developing skills of analysis and critique!
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Overview

Is there really anything better than losing yourself in a good book? Whether you love novels, plays or poetry, studying English Literature allows you to immerse yourself in texts with the aim of scrutinising and debating.

The IGCSE English Literature online course is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to boost their employability in a wide range of careers, such as teaching, journalism, marketing, and law. All while studying through a distance learning course complimented by a tutor.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Romeo and Juliet (Part 1)

    • Developing your knowledge of the text
    • Background, characters and themes
    • The story behind the play
  2. Unit 2 - Romeo and Juliet (Part 2)

    • The language of Shakespeare
    • Structure
    • Form
    • Reading Romeo and Juliet
    • Writing about Romeo and Juliet
  3. Unit 3 - An Inspector Calls

    • Social and historical context
    • Act One
    • Act Two
    • Act Three
    • Characters
    • Themes
  4. Unit 4 - Introduction to Poetry

    • Poetic techniques
    • Form and structure
    • Similes
    • Metaphors
    • Personification
    • Repetition
  5. Unit 5 - Anthology Poetry Part 1

    • If by Rudyard Kipling
    • Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice
    • Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker
    • Search for my Tongue by Sujata Bhatt
    • Half-Past Two by U A Fanthorpe
    • Piano by D H Lawrence
    • Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell
    • Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
  6. Unit 6 - Anthology Poetry Part 2

    • La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
    • Poem at Thirty-Nine by Alice Walker
    • War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
    • The Tyger by William Blake
    • My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
    • Half-caste by John Agard
    • Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
    • Remember by Christina Rossetti
  7. Unit 7 - Of Mice and Men

    • Social and historical context
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Themes
    • Big Ideas and Messages
  8. Unit 8 - Preparing for the Exam: Paper 1

    • Section A – Unseen Poetry
    • Section B – Anthology Poetry
    • Section C – Modern Prose
  9. Unit 9 - Preparing for the Exam: Paper 2

    • Section A – Modern Drama

Awarding Body

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Awarding Body

edexcel

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in English Literature, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (4ET1) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You will be required to complete two standard IGCSE standard written exams. All exams must be taken in the same session.

  • Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes, 50% of IGCSE, 80 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours 15 minutes, 50% of IGCSE, 80 marks.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

There is no coursework to complete during your course; however, you will also be required to complete one introductory assignment and nine assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this level two IGCSE course. However, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English.

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