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
- 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.