The course has been developed to meet the requirements of Edexcel English Literature specification 4ET0, Issue 2, for examination in June 2013 or later years. There is no coursework.
The course comprises 6 modules containing 20 lessons, 16 Poetry Anthology Worksheets, 5 Unseen texts worksheets, 11 Tutor-marked Assignments including mock exam.
Module 1: Literary Analysis
Module 2: Essay Technique
Module 3: Prose: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Module 4: Drama: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Module 5: Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology
Module 6: Unseen Texts
Students will need to buy copies of the set texts, Romeo and Juliet and Of Mice and Men (editions are specified in the course folder). They will also need to have access to the internet in order to download the Poetry Anthology from the Edexcel website. To download the Anthology follow the link and click on ‘Teacher Support Materials’. For further details, please see the Course Introduction.
There are two written exams lasting 1 hour 45 minutes and I hour 30 minutes respectively.
Paper One The total number of marks is 60, 60% the overall total. The paper examines the drama and prose elements of the specification.
Paper Two The total number of marks is 40, 40% of the overall total. This paper examines the poetry element of the specification, and includes a question on an unseen poem or prose fiction extract.
There is also a coursework alternative to Paper 2 but the Oxford Home Schooling course does not prepare you for the coursework alternative as this option is designed for the school classroom only.
The course starts by developing the student’s skills in Literary Analysis before applying these techniques to the study of the set literary texts.
(It is no longer possible to take GCSE English Literature by distance learning or home schooling, so IGCSE is the only possible, accredited alternative.)
The Oxford Home Schooling IGCSE English Literature course and the Edexcel IGCSE specification for English Literature enable students to:
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects