English Literature GCSE

Oxford Open Learning

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Typology GCSE
Methodology Inhouse
Class hours 200h
  • GCSE
  • Inhouse
  • 200h

Above all, your GCSE examination is designed to assess the following: Reading. Writing. Speaking and Listening.
Suitable for: Anyone interested in studying some of the great works of English Literature

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Government funding available

Course programme

Distance Learning English Literature GCSE - The Course Each lesson of the English Literature GCSE begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions, and there is guidance for the preparation of coursework. There are nine tutor-marked assignments. Key Topics Covered

The English Literature GCSE course is divided into eight modules, the first two covering general aspects and the others dealing with set texts:
  • Literary Analysis

  • Essay Technique

    Examination Texts

  • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

  • Chaucer: 'The General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

  • Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd

    Coursework Texts

  • Willy Russell: Educating Rita

  • The War Poets 1914-1918: Up the line to Death

  • George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-four The Syllabus This course prepares students for AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus 3711, for examinations in 2005 and later years. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to Distance Learning. Assessment is by one written paper (70%) and coursework (30%). Special Requirements A reasonable level of proficiency in written English is assumed. Coursework Distance Learning Students need to submit a folder of coursework to their examination centre. Full guidance is given in the course.
  • Additional information

    Support: This course can be funded by a single payment of £295 or by a deposit of £59 and 8 monthly instalments of £29-50
    Students per class: 900

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