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English Literature GCSE Resit at Wyke Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is for anyone who has a keen interest in reading. The department has a strong conviction that the study of literature should centre on students developing an informed personal response to a range of texts in the genres of:

  • prose
  • poetry
  • drama

Course content

EXAM 1 (35% 2HRS)

Prose (different cultures) and poetry (contemporary)


  • To Kill a Mockingbird


  • Contemporary: Unseen poetry comparison, the preparation for which will include the study of at least fifteen contemporary poems.
EXAM 2 (40% 2 HRS)

Contemporary drama and literary heritage prose

Section A – Contemporary Drama:

  • A View from the Bridge (Miller)

Section B – English/Welsh/Irish Literary Heritage Prose:

  • Christmas Carol (Dickens)

Poetry and drama (literary heritage) – LINKED TEXTS

  • English/Welsh/Irish literary heritage: Stipulated poetry from the WJEC GCSE poetry collection, and a play by Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet OR The Taming of the Shrew)

Entry requirements

This course is for students who may or may not have studied English Literature before:

  • If a student has already achieved a D grade for GCSE English Literature, and has a keen interest in reading, they are able to gain access to this course in order to improve upon that grade.
  • If a student has not taken GCSE English Literature before, the department would require them to have a D grade in GCSE English Language and a keen interest in reading, in order to gain access to the course.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wyke Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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