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GCSE English Literature

English Literature can feel daunting for many students, not just during exams but throughout their studies. Demonstrating a deep understanding of literature can significantly boost your marks. Our English Literature tuition is tailored to the GCSE specifications, focusing on developing your skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking.




Provide us with a marked school-based GCSE English Literature test your child wrote within the past 3 months, and further testing is not required.


Assessment Cost: £399.00 only as necessary

Includes the assessment, invigilating, marking, report and consultation. Evaluation of the student's Maths strengths and weaknesses to pinpoint skills to be learned.

Tuition Costs:

£78/lesson Private GCSE Maths lesson for 60-minutes
£52/lesson semi-private GCSE Maths lesson with 2 students for 60-minutes

+ £124.44 is charged for educational resources for the year. This fee is prorated to the student's registered month and payable quarterly.

English Literature Topics

GCSE English Literature tuition covers the following scope of study:

Detailed Study:

  • At least one play by Shakespeare

  • At least one 19th-century novel

  • A selection of poetry since 1789, including representative Romantic poetry

  • Fiction or drama from the British Isles from 1914 onwards

  • All works originally written in English

  • Emphasis on deepening students' understanding to support both current and future study

Reading Comprehension and Reading Critically:

-Literal and inferential comprehension:

  • Understanding words, phrases, or sentences in context

  • Exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events, and settings

  • Distinguishing between explicit statements and implications

  • Explaining motivation, sequence of events, and relationships between actions or events

-Critical reading:

  • Identifying and distinguishing themes

  • Supporting viewpoints with textual evidence

  • Evaluating different responses to a text

  • Using knowledge of writers’ social, historical, and cultural contexts for evaluation

  • Making informed personal responses through analysis and evaluation

-Evaluating writers’ choices of vocabulary, grammatical, and structural features:

  • Analysing language, structure, form, and presentation

  • Using linguistic and literary terminology for evaluation

-Comparing texts:

  • Comparing and contrasting texts with respect to theme, characterisation, context, style, and literary quality

  • Critically comparing two texts


-Producing clear and coherent text for various purposes:

  • Describing, explaining, summarising, arguing, analysing, and evaluating literature

  • Discussing and maintaining a point of view

  • Selecting and emphasising key points

  • Using relevant quotations and detailed textual references

-Using accurate Standard English:

  • Accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar

This comprehensive approach ensures students are well-prepared to tackle unseen texts in their examinations and succeed in their GCSE English Literature studies.

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