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English Literature GCSE at Warlingham School

Course description

The English Literature course contains distinct and additional requirements to those prescribed for English. Students must study a substantial and diverse range of texts (minimum of six texts) including Drama, poetry and prose published before and after 1914. Three texts must be studied for the examination chosen from the prescribed list and three different texts must be studied for coursework. The syllabus requires an understanding of literary tradition and an appreciation of social and historical influences and cultural contexts, both of which are tested compulsorily in coursework. It also requires considered responses to literature, including relationships and comparisons between texts, tested in the examination and in coursework. Some common texts will be chosen for both English and English Literature courses. How will I be assessed? Coursework Folder: represents 30% of total assessment internally assessed and externally moderated. External Examination: represents 70% of total assessment. Two tiers of entry. Foundation – Grades C to G Higher – Grades A* to D

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in English or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to English such as a Teacher, Journalist or Editor. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years