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IGCSE English Literature Course

The IGCSE English Literature Distance Learning Course is Ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge and understanding of this subject.

This course is useful for anyone who wants to carry on learning to A ‘Level and if you are looking for a progression through training whilst employed.

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Enrolment Fee:

£295.00

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Description

The IGCSE English Literature Course will encourage independent study of a range of texts within a shared context. You will explore the relationship that exist between texts and contexts within which they are written, received and understood. You will be encouraged to debate and challenge other reader’s interpretations. This will help you develop your own informed opinion and responses together with a variety of reading strategies.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge

Cambridge Course Code(s)

IGCSE Literature in English (9-1): 0992

IGCSE Literature in English : 0475

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0992 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0475 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE English Literature CAIE Course enables you to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. You will develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through your studies, you will learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material you have studied.

The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting better understanding of yourself and of the world around you.

Cambridge Modules

Paper 1: Poetry and prose

One Poetry collection from the list of set texts.

One Prose text from the list of set texts

Paper 2: Drama

Two Drama texts from the list of set text.

Please note that that Cambridge changes their set texts each year, you can find the text listing for 2022 exams here:

2022 Texts

Please note that that Cambridge changes their set texts each year, you can find the text listing for 2023- 2025 exams here:

2023 onwards Texts

Exam Papers:

Paper 1: Poetry and Prose

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Two questions on two texts: one poetry and one prose.

50 marks

50% of grade

Paper 2: Drama

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Two questions on two texts

50 marks

50% of grade

Edexcel

International GCSE English Literature (9-1): 4ET1

Edexcel Exams:  January and June

Edexcel Study Hours: 130 Hours


This IGCSE English Literature Edexcel Course will help you develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world. You will also develop an appreciation of the ways in which writers achieve their literary effects.

You will explore, through literature, the cultures of your own and other societies and find enjoyment in reading literature understanding its influence on individuals and societies. For this specification, grades 9-1 are available.

Edexcel Modules

Component 1: Poetry and Modern Prose 

  • The poetry collection from Part 3 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.
  • One modern prose text from the list
  • Develop skills to analyse unseen poetry.
  • Develop skills to analyse how language, form, structure and contextual factors can be used to create meanings and effects.
  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.
  • Develop comparison skills.

Component 2: Modern Drama and Literary Heritage Texts

  • One modern drama text from the list of set texts
  • One literary heritage text from the list of set texts
  • Develop skills to analyse how language, form, structure and contextual factors can be used to create meaning and effect.
  • Develop skills to maintain a critical style and informed personal response.

You will view the set text fort Edexcel here: Set Texts

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Poetry and Modern Prose

Written examination: 2 hours

Availability: January and June

Assessment overview: Section A – Unseen Poetry: one 20-mark essay question exploring the meaning and effects created in an unseen poem. The poem will be reproduced in the question paper.

Section B – Anthology Poetry: one 30-mark essay question from a choice of two, comparing two poems from Part 3 of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English Anthology.

Section C – Modern Prose: one 40-mark essay question from a choice of two on each of the set texts.

90 marks

60% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2: Modern Dram and Literary Heritage Texts

Practical examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability:  January and June

Assessment overview: Section A – Modern Drama: one 30-mark essay question from a choice of two on each of the set texts.

Section B – Literary Heritage Texts: one 30-mark essay question from a choice of two on each of the set texts

60 marks

40% of the total International GCSE

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade.