St Davids College


English Literature

Exam Body


Head of Department

English Literature is an integral part of the English Language course.

Many pupils may take the English Literature exam as well, leading to an additional iGCSE award. There is a single tier of entry which leads to grades 9-1. The English Literature iGCSE is 60% exam and 40% coursework, with pupils sitting one paper at the end of Year 11.

The course is an excellent taster for English Literature A Level and for anyone with an interest in reading, the theatre and films.


Exam (60%)

Section A: Poetry

  • Question on an unprepared poem
  • One comparative question on texts previously studied in class from Part 3 of the Edexcel Anthology (Choice of two questions.)

Coursework (40%)

Modern Drama

  • One essay on a drama text studied in class (An Inspector Calls)Prose
  • One essay on a Literary Heritage text studied in class (Romeo and Juliet)
Jen Turner

Head of Department

Mrs Jennifer Turner

Head of English