IGCSE/GCSE (Reformed) English Literature

Dates Available

Week 2: Monday 2 – Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 – Friday 13 April

Length of Course

4 hours per text


All boards

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:

Week Two

Monday 2 April 2pm - 6pm  A View from a Bridge
Tuesday 3 April 2pm - 6pm  An Inspector Calls
Wednesday 4 April 2pm - 6pm  Julius Caesar
Thursday 5 April 2pm - 6pm  Journey’s End
Friday 6 April 2pm - 6pm  The History Boys

Week Three

Monday 9 April 2pm - 6pm  Of Mice and Men
Tuesday 10 April 2pm - 6pm  To Kill A Mockingbird
Wednesday 11 April 2pm - 6pm  OCR Poetry Anthology
Thursday 12 April 2pm - 6pm  The Merchant of Venice
Friday 13 April 2pm - 6pm  Romeo and Juliet

N.B. Other texts may be available on request.