GCSE English Literature

The GCSE in English Literature assesses you on the following abilities:
  1.  Read, understand and respond to texts. You should be able to:
    • maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response
    • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations
  2. Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate. 
  3. Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written. 
  4.  Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures  for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. 
You will sit two papers that cover a variety of topics.  Use the subpages to help you revise:
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Subpages (2): Paper 1 Paper 2