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iGCSE English Literature

Oxbridge Home Learning

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Typology GCSE
Methodology Online
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
  • GCSE
  • Online
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This Literature iGCSE course encourages students to understand how narrative works. You will examine some works of English literature and analyse the styles and techniques used by the authors. You will discover how central narrative is to the way literary texts work and they are introduced to the different aspects of genre. The course also considers different types of critical approach and how texts can reflect different period and cultural meanings. You will develop skills of reading and analysis of texts, and are encouraged to undertake wider reading to aid understanding of the texts studied. You will learn skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.


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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

On this course you will: Engage with a selection of prose, drama and poetry from around the world Develop an appreciation of the ways in which authors achieve their literary effects Exploring other cultures through literature Find out how to get more out of a book or be introduced to literature you have not come across before

· Who is it intended for?

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 and future employability.

· Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but you will need basic English reading and writing skills.

· Qualification

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an iGCSE in English Literature, issued by Edexcel.


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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Training
English Literature
Personal engagement
Literary texts
Important themes
Literary effects
Future employability

Course programme

A close knowledge and understanding of prose, poetry and drama texts and their contexts (20%)

Understanding and appreciation of writers’ uses of the following as appropriate: theme, characterisation, plot and setting (20%)

Understanding of the writers’ use of language, structure and form to create literary effects (30%)

A focused, sensitive, lively and informed personal engagement with literary texts (30%)

The IGCSE English Literature examination requires you to read and respond to plays and novels. You will be expected to apply the skills developed in your reading and study to evaluate how the writers present elements like plot and structure, setting, style, characterisation and other important themes.


To fully complete this course you will need to take the 2 standard iGCSE examinations.

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