It is no longer possible for home learners to take this GCSE examination. This is because of the introduction of controlled assessment in 2012. You will now need to take IGCSE English Literature.
The Old GCSE Course
Each lesson of the GCSE English Literature course began with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning was encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions, and there was guidance for the preparation of coursework.
There were nine tutor-marked assignments.
The GCSE English Literature course was divided into eight modules, the first two covering general aspects and the others dealing with set texts:
Oxford Home Schooling was careful in its choice of texts to choose texts which are accessible to the widest audience and yet still present a challenge to the pupil. It was the parents’ responsibility to ensure that they were happy with the texts we chose.
We carefully designed our English and English Literature GCSE course packs so that the student gets the benefit of the overlap between the two courses essentially doing the work for one and a half GCSEs to get the two qualifications. Please click here for more information.
This course prepared students for AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus 3711, for examinations in 2011 and 2012. We chose this syllabus as it was the most suited to Distance Learning/Home Schooling.
Assessment was by one written paper (70%) and coursework (30%).
A reasonable level of proficiency in written English was assumed.
Home Schooling Students need to submit a folder of coursework to their examination centre. Full guidance was given in the course.
Within GCSE Home Schooling there are the following subjects
The English Literature GCSE Open Learning course is supported by the following recommended texts
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