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International GCSE English Literature

Course information

Throughout our International GCSE English Literature students will study some of the world’s finest literary works, developing their skills as a reader and helping them to interpret a range of texts in a number of different ways.

This course is designed to provide enjoyment as well as a qualification and is a great choice for students that already have an interest in books, poetry or other forms of creative writing.

The International GCSE in English Literature enables students to:

  • Engage with and develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world
  • Develop an appreciation of the ways in which authors achieve their literary effects and to develop the skills needed for literary study
  • Explore, through literature, the cultures of their own and other societies
  • Find enjoyment in reading literature and understand its influence on individuals and societies

The structure of the course is made up of six core modules, containing 23 lessons, 16 Poetry Anthology Worksheets, 11 Tutor-marked Assignments, and 2 Mock Exams.

The course is split into 6 modules:

  • Module 1: Literary Analysis
  • Module 2: Essay Technique
  • Module 3:  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Module 4: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Module 5: Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology
  • Module 6:  An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley

The full lesson plan can be viewed in the course introduction in the course samples section below

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Examinations and assignments

At the end of the International GCSE English Literature course students will need to sit two examinations.

Paper 1 counts towards 60% of the final grade, and lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

Paper 2 contributes 40% of the final mark and lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

Course Duration

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 the pace you choose to study at.

200 study hours are recommended for this course.

Course price

Our International GCSE English Literature 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.

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Three primary books are studied within the course. Edexcel recommends the specific editions shown below. The examination of Of Mice and Men is a closed book examination. However, you may take an unmarked copy of An inspector calls and Romeo and Juliet into paper 2 of the examination.