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IGCSE/GCSE English Literature

IGCSE/GCSE English Literature

Dates Available

  • Week 1: 25 March – 29 March
  • Week 2: 1 April – 5 April


All boards

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:

Week One

Monday 25 March 2–6pm Picnic at Hanging Book
Tuesday 26 March 2–6pm An Inspector Calls
Wednesday 27 March 2–6pm Jekyll and Hyde
Thursday 28 March 2–6pm Of Mice and Men
Friday 29 March 2–6pm Macbeth


Week Two

Monday 1 April 2–6pm Macbeth
Tuesday 2 April 2–6pm An Inspector Calls
Wednesday 3 April 2–6pm Ted Hughes – selected poems
Thursday 4 April 2–6pm Twelfth Night
Friday 5 April 2–6pm Romeo and Juliet


N.B. Other texts may be available on request. Please contact the GCSE Course Director to discuss your requirements on 0207 835 1355.

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