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English Literature

Studying AQA English Literature allows students to experience global, modern texts and writings which have significantly influenced our literary and cultural heritage.


Key Stage 4 Core Subject Information

Exam Board: AQA

Qualification: GCSE in English Literature

During their GCSE journey, students will study a wealth of authors including Shakespeare and a range of poets. The texts covered will span texts from the 19th century to modern poems, including Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Macbeth, An Inspector Calls and a poetry anthology.

Students will have the opportunity to explore and engage with the authorial viewpoint and writers’ methods in detail and consider a range of interpretations surrounding the chosen language and structure.

Context is considered and explored, and along with critical readings of the set texts, a depth of understanding of the key ideas, themes and characters are also developed.