The GCSE in English Literature course will encourage you to be inspired by following a clear and worthwhile course of study. It will extend your interest in, and enthusiasm for, literature as you develop an understanding of the ways in which literature is rich and powerful. It will also prepare you to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

The study of literature can really improve your reading and writing skills in your study of English too, by practising your skills through Literature, you can gain increased enjoyment of, and success in, reading and analysing texts.

This qualification is made up of two exam units, and one controlled assessment unit. The two exam units test your knowledge and understanding of a text from different cultures, modern unseen poetry and modern drama/prose

The whys of Rise​


To best equip our students with communication skills and confidence.

So that they can learn from their past and have a positive future.


Scaffold, write cover, visual prompts, break tasks down, check lists, check-ins, relationship building, being welcoming, empathy, meet their basic needs, listen.


Look at the structure of English language look at literature, SPAG, oral skills, life skills, reading skills, Shakespeare, modern poetry, creative writing, safeguarding, being present for them, marking, feedback, group work, comprehension.

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