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English Literature IGCSE (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description



If you’re interested in poetry or literature, our home study English literature course will allow you to pursue your passion while developing skills of analysis and critique. With a greater knowledge of literary techniques, form, vocabulary and imagery, you’ll find you’re better equipped to understand exactly what the author is trying to convey and get more out of what you’re reading. Having an English Literature IGCSE is essential if you wish to study the subject at advanced level, and improves the analytical skills that are useful in many other subject areas.


You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Module 1: Introductory skills: Prose
Module 2: Of Mice and Men
Module 3: Introductory skills: Poetry
Module 4: Edexcel poetry anthology
Module 5: Introductory skills: Drama
Module 6: An Inspector Calls


Entry requirements

You should have a good command of basic English.


This course follows specification 4ET0 from the awarding organisation Edexcel. Full details of the specification can be obtained from Edexcel's website.

Two exams: 1hr45m (60% of marks) and 1hr30m (40% of marks)
Ten assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Financial information



It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.


Representative example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  

For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses






Further information

Essential textbooks

  • Steinbeck, J., Of Mice and Men, Penguin Modern Classics, 2000
  • Priestley, J.B., An Inspector Calls, Heinemann, 1992


You will also need a copy of Section C from the Edexcel Anthology for IGCSE English Language (Specification A) and IGCSE English Literature (available free direct from Edexcel).


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 24 July 2019
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