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KS4 English Literature
The Cambridge IGCSE English
Literature is designed as two year course to develop the students’ knowledge of
recognised literary tests from the Canon. Students are encouraged to recognise
and analyse authorial techniques, the effects of language and how the human
condition is portrayed in print. Students will develop their skills of
analysis, structured and supported argument, and interpretation of other
critical viewpoints. The course is designed to make students independent
thinkers and to understand the power and effect of language.
study one prose text, one poetry text and one drama text from a prescribed list
in the Cambridge specification and complete a coursework portfolio drawn, in
part, from the texts studied.
Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English) aims to develop learners
reading and become life-long readers
literature from different cultures and contexts
responses to literature independently and imaginatively
the power of the written word and its importance in our development
literature and its importance in considering the human condition through that
which makes us human
Method of Assessment:
Students will sit one
examination in prose and poetry
An examination in drama and a coursework
portfolio of two pieces of coursework of between 600 – 1200 words in length.
An examination in drama and
study of Literature should prompt a life-long love of Literature and reading.
The skills developed in the study of Literature are greatly recognised and
regarded at university. In life beyond academia careers in politics,
journalism, law, marketing, advertising and theatre all welcome Literature
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