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INTERNATIONAL GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE (IGCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE)

ITS Tutorial School has offered top IGCSE English Literature support since 2005. We are the only tutorial school in Hong Kong also licensed to run the International GCSE exams by Pearson. You can take both International GCSE and some GCSE subjects as well. Thousands of students have taken private tuition with our English Literature? tutors to date. You can either:



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Why choose ITS for English Literature tuition or full-time study ?
  • Value for money
  • Easy accessibility – all lessons can be taken either here at our school or online
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add-on services according to your needs
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers from an official centre
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification
Why study International GCSE English Literature?

IGCSE English Literature is an excellent introduction to the requirements of studying English Literature. There are a number of different literary genres which the students are required to study and the assessments – which are essays – will help students to hone their academic writing skills.

Students need to study one play or drama – chosen from a list of about 5 or 6 plays. The choices are mostly 20th Century plays written by famous playwrights. It is also compulsory to read and study a novel, again from a list of 20th century texts.

There are two different tasks based on poetry. There is a poetry Anthology, which contains a range of poems, both modern and traditional, and candidates need to study these poems and be able to write about at least two of them in the exam. There is also an unseen poetry task which allows students to demonstrate their analytical skills.

Finally students need to study a literary heritage text. This text will also be taken from a list but will represent a traditional text, associated with the canon of literature. This text is usually more challenging.

English Literature is a good subject for students to have at IGCSE level. It helps to develop analytical skills. It also helps with the understanding of literary devices and it allows students to develop their academic writing style. If a student is considering studying English Literature at a higher level, or is likely to be taking IB DP English A, IGCSE English Literature is a useful subject.

Progression to A Level – International GCSEs enable successful progression onto A level and beyond.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

There are no prerequisites, but an I/ GCSE qualification in History would be helpful

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our International GCSE FAQ page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

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