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English Literature GCSE at Weatherhead High School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Category :Languages, Literature and Culture of the British Isles - Languages, Literature and Culture

Course content

English Literature is studied alongside English GCSE and is not an optional subject. You will study a variety of poetry by different poets from modern times as well as pre-1914 poetry. You will also study a modern play, a Shakespeare play and a novel which was written before 1914. In this subject you will develop your essay writing skills and will be expected to write about a literary text such as 'Of Mice and Men' in the exam as well as comparing a range of different poems.


You will be assessed through exam (70%) and coursework (30%).
Some of the coursework crosses over with English and will be assessed for both English and English Literature

Future opportunities

You can study this subject at A Level both as English Literature alone or as a combined English Language and Literature exam

Further information

For a copy of the school's Key Stage 4 (14 to 16) brochure please log on to the school's website at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weatherhead High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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