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international GCSE English Literature

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Online, self-paced
12 months
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Access until course completion
Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in English Literature
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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This International GCSE English Literature Course will help you develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world. You will also develop an appreciation of the ways in which writers achieve their literary effects.
You will explore, through literature, the cultures of your own and other societies and find enjoyment in reading literature understanding its influence on individuals and societies.


Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in English Literature

Awarded by Edexcel


This course will cover the following content:-

Poetry and Modern prose:

  • The poetry collection from Part 3 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.
  • One modern prose text from the list of set texts.
  • Develop skills to analyse unseen poetry.
  • Develop skills to analyse how language, form, structure and contextual factors can be used to create meanings and effects.
  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.
  • Develop comparison skills.

Modern drama and Literacy Heritage Texts:

  • One modern drama text from the list of set texts
  • One literary heritage text from the list of set texts
  • Develop skills to analyse how language, form, structure and contextual factors can be used to create meaning and effect.
  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

There are two exams for this IGCSE, of which are 2 hours long and 1 hour 30 mins long. Grades 9-1 are available.

Specification code

IGCSE English Literature Edexcel: 4ET1

This course can also be taken under the awarding organisation Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Specification code

IGCSE English Literature CIE: 0486

Who is this course for?

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.


You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Career path

International GCSE English Literature could lead on to further study in English Literature at A-level or more vocationally-related courses.

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