English Literature

English Literature GCSE is mandatory for admission to almost all jobs and courses with the majority of courses expecting a grade 5 or above. The skills assessed as part of GCSE English Literature course will help students to become critical thinkers and improve their listening and speaking skills:

Students will expect to develop a range of skills by studying English Literature such as:

  • Developing reading and writing skills.
  • Reading and enjoying a variety of plays, poems and novels from the C17th to the present day.
  • Allows students to develop a critical understanding of their own world and those around them.
  • Allows students the opportunity to discuss a wide range of non-fiction topics.
  • Allows students to demonstrate to employers and colleges that they have created, the maturity of thought, analytical skill and the ability to write articulately about their ideas.
  • English Literature is good preparation for a range of careers such as law, publishing, teaching, marketing and journalism.