English Literature GCSE
English Programme of Study
Great literature opens readers’ minds to a variety of themes and issues, and the texts we teach are guaranteed to challenge the way you think about the world around you. You will learn about the society we live in and students often say they learn lots about themselves and their own attitudes and behaviours.
Through studying Literature, you will also develop your writing skills – something which will help you in all of your subjects.
English Literature is designed to encourage students to engage critically with and explore a variety of texts across the major genres including modern texts as well as classic literature.
You will read, discuss and write about novels, plays and poetry. You will improve your skills in building an argument and finding supporting evidence for your ideas.
You will learn to read and engage critically with literature. Students often say that the books they read whilst studying English Literature are the best they’ve ever read, and you’ll be encouraged to enjoy a variety of texts (including modern texts, Shakespeare and 19th Century novels) through fun and innovative teaching and learning.
In English Literature, you’ll study texts such as ‘An Inspector Calls’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a cluster of poems.