English Literature

GCSE Course Outlines


Students are advised to contact the college to discuss the texts they are studying; GCSE English Literature tuition over Easter is arranged on an individual tuition basis.  However, where two or more students wish to study the same text a group may be formed.

Generally, tutors will tailor courses to the needs of the individual and students are urged to be as detailed as possible in their registration form.  For example, please ensure that you do give precise details of the specification you are taking:

  • The examination board
  • The subject and component code
  • The edition of the text you have been recommended to use.

Students are reminded that all examination boards have strict guidelines governing the annotation of texts in open-book examinations, so note-taking is best done on paper rather than in the set text.

Students will receive guidance in the planning, structuring and checking over of past examination questions, together with analysis of examiners’ reports where appropriate.