GCSE English Literature
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April
Length of Course
4 hours per text
2pm to 6pm daily
The different requirements of the various exam boards make it impossible to offer one course suitable for everyone. The texts offered here have been selected on the basis of their popularity across the spectrum of exam boards. Each text or poetry session is four hours in length and will cover essay technique for the various types of GCSE question, i.e. passage-based essays, discursive essays, imaginative essays, etc.
The texts are not taught on a board specific basis but it is vital that we know which board is being studied in order to ensure that the appropriate past papers are used.
Please indicate the examination board on the registration form.
Please note that whilst we can give supplementary help with understanding texts studied for coursework we cannot help with the coursework pieces themselves. To do so would be to interfere with work that must be vouched for as the student’s own by their regular teacher.
The timetable will be as follows:
|Monday 10 April||2pm - 6pm||A View from a Bridge|
|Tuesday 11 April||2pm - 6pm||An Inspector Calls|
|Wednesday 12 April||2pm - 6pm||Julius Caesar|
|Thursday 13 April||2pm - 6pm||Journey’s End|
|Friday 14 April||2pm - 6pm||The History Boys|
|Monday 17 April||2pm - 6pm||Of Mice and Men|
|Tuesday 18 April||2pm - 6pm||To Kill A Mockingbird|
|Wednesday 19 April||2pm - 6pm||OCR Poetry Anthology|
|Thursday 20 April||2pm - 6pm||The Merchant of Venice|
|Friday 21 April||2pm - 6pm||Romeo and Juliet|
N.B. Other texts may be available on request.