English Literature GCSE
English Literature GCSE is an optional subject offered to pupils who are moving into Year 11.
It is an excellent subject to choose for pupils who are confident in English and who would like to move on to do A-Levels in subjects such as English Literature, History or Government and Politics. Working towards a GCSE in English Literature will also support attainment in GCSE English Language (compulsory).
Unit 1 Exam – 30%
The Study of Prose
1 hour 45 minutes
Section A: Novel - one question
Section B: Unseen prose - one question
Unit 2 Exam - 50%
The Study of Drama and Poetry
Section A: Drama - one question
Section B: Poetry - one question
Unit 3 Controlled Assessment - 20%
The Study of Shakespeare