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English Literature


GCSE English Literature (always studied with English Language)

Exam Board



What we study

Students will study: 

  • Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’
  • Poetry - ‘Love and Relationships’ poems from an anthology and a range of unseen poems
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Prose - ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
  • A Modern Text – ‘An Inspector Calls', 'Blood Brothers' or 'Lord of the Flies'

In studying the set texts students should have the opportunity to develop the following skills: 

  • reading comprehension and reading critically

This will include: 

  • understanding words, phrases or sentences in context
  • exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events and settings
  • identifying themes and supporting points of view by referring to evidence in the text
  • evaluating a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammatical and structural features
  • comparing texts 


Students will be taught to: 

  • produce clear and coherent texts, writing effectively about literature and using accurate standard English

Revision Guides
Collins Snap Revision produce excellent revision materials. Advice will be given during the course regarding which books to purchase.




Post-16 Choices
The course prepares students who would like to continue English Language and Literature, or English Literature at
A-Level at Oxted. 





Staff Contact
Mrs D Read  -