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GCSE English Literature

Aims or Overview of Subject


This course encourages students to:

· become critical readers of prose, drama and poetry;

· develop the ability to analyse the impact of language, structure and form in a range of texts;

· connect ideas, themes and issues in a range of texts;

· explore contexts and experience different times, cultures, viewpoints and situations in texts;

· read for enjoyment and nurture a lifelong love of literature.


Year 11 – Modules

Unit 1: The Study of Prose

Unit 2: Section A – The Study of Drama



Unit 1: End of Year Examination (30%)


Year 12 – Modules

Unit 2: Section B – The Study of Poetry

Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare (Controlled Assessment)




Unit 2: End of Year Examination (50%)

Unit 3: Controlled Assessment (20%)


At least 40% of the assessment must be taken at the end of the course as terminal assessment.


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