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English Literature GCSE

If you’re interested in poetry or literature, our home study English literature course will allow you to pursue your passion while developing skills of analysis and critique. With a greater knowledge of literary techniques, form, vocabulary and imagery, you’ll find you’re better equipped to understand exactly what the author is trying to convey.   You will get more out of what you’re reading. Having GCSE English Literature is useful if you wish to study the subject at A-Level.  GCSE English Literature improves the analytical skills that are useful in many other subject areas.

GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16. The English Language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. This GCSE Qualification course will help you to read, understand and analyse texts in different forms, and write clearly and concisely.

This GCSE English Literature course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. GCSE’s are Qualifications that count.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 3-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

If you’re interested in poetry or literature, this course will allow you to pursue your passion while developing skills of analysis and critique.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: Edexcel
Our course ref: G002
Qualification code: 1ETO

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad.  They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades.  Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020. 

You will be required to complete the two standard GCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 2 hours 15 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes, 50% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and nine assignments. These do not contribute towards 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. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

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

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introductory prose skills
  • Reading and writing about a novel
  • Some features of a novel
  • Plot, narrative and structure
  • Setting and atmosphere
  • Character
  • Language and style
  • Analysing a prose extract

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Yes. To sit your exams there will be an additional cost. The approximate cost of sitting an exam will be £170. Your personal tutor can disclose more details.
The following text is included free with your course: Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature Poetry Anthology, Pearson Education Limited 2014. There are additional texts you will need to read: 1. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Penguin Classics 2003. (2) Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare, Arden Shakespeare edition 2008 or any other edition with numbered lines. (3) An Inspector Calls, J.B. Priestley, Heinemann 1992

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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