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GCSE English Literature

Full-time GCSE English Literature Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in English Literature

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 literary history and to explore them from a cultural, moral and social backg...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

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 literary history and to explore them from a cultural, moral and social background. In this course you will study: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel • Macbeth – Shakespeare • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson Modern texts and poetry • An Inspector Calls – J. B. Priestley • Love and relationships (learners will study 15 poems) • Unseen poetry By studying these texts, students will get the opportunity to develop the following skills: Reading comprehension and reading critically • Literal and inferential comprehension • Critical reading • Evaluation of a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features • Comparing texts Writing • Producing clear and coherent text • Writing effectively about literature for a range of purposes • Accurate standard English

What do I need to join?

To enrol on the GCSE+ programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.

How will I know how I am doing?

This subject is assessed by two 1 hour and 45 minute exams at the end of the academic year. Paper one covers Shakespeare and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This exam is worth 60%. Paper two covers An Inspector Calls, love and relationships poetry and unseen poetry. This exam is worth 40%.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

What can I do next?

English literature seems like an unimportant subject to some. However, the principal abilities and skills you learn by studying this subject are immense. The ability to be analytical is extremely valuable. Students who study English literature often go on to study subjects such as law, philosophy, sociology and psychology. English literature teaches students to look at small details and provide reasons as to why they are important in the grand scheme of things. On top of such vital skills, English literature teaches you important grammatical writing skills, which are very necessary in later life.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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