English Literature GCSE

This new AQA English Literature GCSE will prepare students for exams in Summer 2017 and beyond.

This course is ideal for home educated students who are passionate about reading. Students will develop skills in critical analysis and effective writing whilst exploring and developing their own ideas.


Module One: Literary Analysis

Module Two: Essay Technique

Module Three: Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Module Four: J.B Priestly: An Inspector Calls

Module Five: Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology

Module Six: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein


Paper 1: 40% of total mark. 1 hour 45 minutes.

Section A: Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Section B: 19th Century Novel: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 

Paper 2: 60% of total mark. 2 hours 15 minutes.

Section A: Modern Texts: J.B Priestly’s An Inspector Calls

Section B: Anthology Poetry (Power and Conflict)

Section C: Unseen Poetry


English Literature GCSE and Home Education FAQs

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

The course is designed to be accessible to students who have usually studied English up to and including Key Stage 3 Year 9.

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