|Examining Body: EDEXCEL||Specification No: 9ET0|
Grade 6 GCSE English Literature and a Grade 5 in GCSE Language OR Grade 6 GCSE English Language and a Grade 5 in GCSE Literature
Synopsis of Content:
Studying for these qualifications will enable you to develop:
• Your interests and enjoyment of studying and discussing literary texts;
• Your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of English literature texts
• Your skills of literary analysis.
This qualification gives you the opportunity to study literature across the genres of prose, poetry and drama, and to read around concepts of literature and literary analysis.
To get the A Level qualification, you’ll need to cover eight literary texts. Three of these have
to be pre-1900 texts (including one Shakespeare play), plus one text first published
or performed post-2000.
Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
Teachers select texts in advance; however independent reading in conjunction with these texts is actively encouraged. A wide range of teaching methods are employed in the classroom (all of which are outlined in the student handbook)
Suitability for Combination
English Literature combines well with many other subjects. History, Classics and Modern Foreign Languages are particularly suitable, but it can also be a valuable contrast to scientific, technological and economics-based subjects.
Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations
If you are considering going on to Higher Education, the English Literature qualification provides a wide range of opportunities for degree courses in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The English Literature qualification is also welcomed for many different careers because it emphasises creativity, disciplined thought and communication, plus an ability to synthesise and contextualise ideas.
Ms M Choudhury – English Team Leader Ms C Barr – 2nd I/c English
Ms M Choudhury – English Team Leader
Ms C Barr – 2nd I/c English