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GCSE English Literature

Qualification: GCSE English Literature                           

Level: 1 and 2

Exam Board: AQA

New for September 2015

What you learn about

You will:

  • Develop close reading and analytical skills in evaluating specific texts
  • Read and study a Shakespeare Text
  • Read and study a 19th Century Novel
  • Read and study a Modern Text
  • Read and study a collection of poetry on the theme of power and conflict


This is two year course is assessed through external examination at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel
1 hour 45 minutes
64 marks
40% of GCSE


Paper 2: Modern Text and Poetry
2 hour 15 minutes
96 marks
60 % of GCSE

Other Information

It is expected that all pupils will study both English Language and English Literature therefore gaining two separate English qualifications.