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GCSE English Literature Course

What board do we do? Edexcel (4ET0)

What is IGCSE English Literature?

English Literature is the study of drama, prose and poetry. Over the year, different texts will be read in class. As well as discussing theme, character and literary technique, these works are also reviewed in the social and cultural contexts in which they were written. In addition, the students will learn how to write literary  essays, and there will be considerable focus on past papers in order to facilitate a better understanding of the texts, to improve essay writing skills and of course, to best prepare the students for the examinations.

Which subjects combine well with English Literature?
English language, History, French

What careers and universities can English Literature lead to?
The study of English Literature could, of course, lead to a degree in English Literature. Equally, students who have studied this subject are well equipped to study others that require essay writing at A Level such as Sociology, History, Politics, Geography, Economics and Drama.

Edexcel IGCSE English Literature

Assessment is divided into two exams.

Paper 1 (1hour 45mins) 60%

Section A (30marks) – 1 x DRAMA essay from a choice of two questions

Section B (30 marks) – 1 x PROSE essay from a choice of two questions

60 marks in total

Paper 2 (1hour 30mins) 40%

Section A (20marks) – Unseen Prose and Poetry- 1 x essay on either text

Section B (20marks) – A choice of two poetry comparison essays

30 marks in total

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