Eduqas GCSE English Literature

This specification builds on subject content which is typically taught at key stage 3 and provides a suitable foundation for the study of English literature at either AS or A level. In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for learners who do not progress to further study in this subject. 


  • Course Units

    This GCSE in English literature enables students to:  

    • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading  
    • Read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas and develop the habit of reading widely and often  


    • Appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage  
    • Write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English  
    • Acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

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