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International GCSE English Literature

Course Price

International GCSE English Literature Key Facts

  • PRICE: £375
  • TIME REQUIRED: 200 hours
  • EXAMS: Summer and winter
  • SPECIFICATION: Pearson/Edexcel 4ET1
International GCSE English Literature

IGCSE English Literature

If you enjoy reading, you may well want to find out how to get more out of a book or widen the range of books you read. This course will help you do both these things. It will broaden your appreciation of literature and help you develop the skills to look at poetry and prose in a more critical and constructive way. It will also increase your understanding of the way language is used to create dramatic effects.

The course comprises 6 modules as follows:

Module 1:       Literary Analysis

Module 2:       Essay Technique

Module 3:       Prose: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Module 4:       Drama: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Module 5:       Unseen Texts and Poetry Anthology

Module 6:       An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly

Oxford Open Learning’s English Literature IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel International GCSE in English Literature (4Et1) This syllabus is now examined under the new 9-1 grading system.

Assessment Opportunities

The English Literature IGCSE is assessed twice yearly, once in the summer (May/June) and once in the winter (January).  If you are thinking of entering for the winter series please be aware that there are fewer examination centres which will accept an entry than for the summer series and you may need to travel further

Examination Papers

Paper 1: Unseen Poetry, Anthology Poetry and Modern Prose  (60%) – 2 hour paper

Paper 2: Modern Drama  and Literary Heritage Texts  (40%) – 1 hour and 30 minutes

Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

All of our International GCSE English Literature students receive:

  • Traditional printed learning materials
  • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
  • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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Supporting Resources

English Literature IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE English Literature is of the same level as a GCSE and is examined by Edexcel, one of the UKs most trusted examination boards. A key difference is that IGCSE English Literature does not include classroom controlled assessment or coursework, making it convenient for distance learners. The English Literature International GCSE qualification is accepted as at least the equivalent of GCSE in UK sixth form colleges, FE colleges, universities and other HE institutions.

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