GCSE English Literature
Full time course
GCSE English Literature is an enjoyable and stimulating subject, which will develop your analytical skills as you study a range of literary texts. You will have the chance to study some of the most respected books throughout literacy history and to explore them from a cultural, moral and social background.
What will I study?
The syllabus will focus on a variety of literature, including examples of prose, poetry and plays. We will study texts from a variety of cultures and eras, ranging from Shakespearean sonnets to contemporary short stories, looking at both significant thematic and structural features.
What do I need to join?
You will be expected to have at least a grade 3 (grade D) in GCSE English or English Literature. Some of the reading for the course will be done outside of classes so you will need to be a confident reader and be able to prepare texts ahead of classroom study.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Much of the time on the English Literature course will be spent preparing prose and poetry study for both controlled assessment and examination.
How will I know how I am doing?
Assessments will be ongoing during the course and your tutor will keep you up to date on progress.
Are there any extra costs?
You will need to obtain copies of the texts studied in class, and for this, reading lists will be distributed at the beginning of the course. You can purchase texts through the College at the beginning of the academic year.
What can I do next?
GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.