Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Shelley’s Frankenstein, poetry, J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls … our GCSE English Literature online course introduces and explores a variety of fascinating classic literary works.
Supported by a personal tutor, you’ll learn more about key prose skills, such as character-building, plot, narrative and structure, and how they unlock meaning. Equipped with these techniques, you’ll gain a better understanding of what an author is trying to convey – opening up a deeper reading experience.
Gaining a GCSE in English literature is vital for future career progression and a minimum requirement for many further education courses. It’s also a subject that inspires a life-long love of reading and even those who begin the course with the aim of improving their reading skills, end up becoming a bookworm!
Studying English Literature GCSE online will enable you to gain this essential qualification, using quality course materials in a flexible way to study at your own pace.
As well as opening up a wide range of future career options, you’’ll find English literature is a really rewarding subject – it will improve your reading, communication and analytical skills and equip you with skills that will deepen your experience of literature for life.
Our English Literature GCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Introductory prose skills
Section 2: Frankenstein
Section 3: Introductory poetry skills
Section 4: Anthology poems, Part 1
Section 5: Introduction to drama
Section 6: Twelfth Night
Section 7: Anthology poems, Part 2
Section 8: An Inspector Calls
Section 9: Unseen poetry
Study GCSE English Literature with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Julia who is just one of our first-class English tutors:
“I am lead tutor for NEC’s English courses and have written many course modules for NEC. I have a degree and MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds and am a senior examiner and exam moderator, Head of English at a Leeds sixth form college and a schools’ adviser for English. Oxford University Press has published a variety of texts I have written for students including Love Through the Ages (2009 with Helen Ince) and More Love Through the Ages (2012, with Anna Merrick). I enjoy running, cycling and a variety of sporting activities.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
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To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
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