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English Literature, GCSE Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2023, Part Time


GCSE English Literature is a part time course which lasts for one year and is designed for students aged over 19. We offer the course as a 3-hour session per week in the evening. As part of this course students will study a variety of different texts but the main ones will be: An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley; Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; Macbeth by William Shakespeare; and a Poetry Anthology from the exam board, AQA, with a focus on the Love and Relationships cluster of poems.

This course will help students to understand and appreciate the written word and the power they can hold years after they have been written as well as sharpening analytical skills, looking at themes, ideas, patterns as well as helping to place texts within history, culture, philosophy and human nature.

Entry Requirements

Previous achievement of Grade 4/C or higher at GCSE English Language is preferred but not essential.


You will sit two exams which are externally assessed at the end of the course in May/June.


Students may go on to one of the Access to HE courses at CCN or many university courses, which may require 5 or more GCSE qualifications. This can be studied in conjunction with GCSE English Language.

Career Progression

GCSE English Literature is a useful addition to your qualification portfolio and can open up a wide variety of progression pathways.


This course is subject to fees - course cost is £471 (this may be subject to change for Sept 2023)
Please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for information.

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