English Literature GCSE

This new AQA English Literature GCSE will prepare students for the AQA 8702 English Literature specification.

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

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Examinations and Assessment

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

Course duration and Study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you. Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of how long you decide to complete the course, be it 9 months or 30.

200 hours of study are recommended for this course.

Course Price

Our English Literature GCSE course fee is £375.

You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.


What next?

The study of English Literature GCSE allows students to progress onto A levels and ultimately a degree. The study of English Literature is useful in a range of new media and traditional careers such as Digital copy-writing, Journalism, Teaching, PR, and Web content manager to name but a few.

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