AWE Club – Face to Face English Literature IGCSE Information

Face to Face English Literature IGCSE
Pearson Edexcel
Teacher – Neil

AWE Club - Face to Face English Literature IGCSE

Started Sept 2021 for exam Summer 2023
Face to Face at AWE Club Waltham Abbey
2 year course
Age 13 to 17
Alternate weeks on Wednesdays


Course Description

During the course we will learn to critically analyse poetry, prose and plays exploring the tools a writer uses to develop their art. We will learn the academic language used to explain writing techniques but each learner will develop their own critical response to texts and understand that there are many different ways to respond to texts. We will also explore the links between the texts and the contexts within which they were written. Learners will be helped to become enthusiastic about English Literature and the wonderful world of our literary heritage.

With regards to final assessment 40% will be for the coursework which will be concentrated on in the first year. This will involve An essay on a modern play and an essay on a literary heritage text (Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen or Hawthorne).

60% will be for the exam which will be at the end of the course. This will be a 2 hour exam and will consist of 3 parts; a question on an unseen poem, a choice of questions on two poems from the anthology which we will have studied and a question on a 20th century English Language prose text by a foreign writer which we will have prepared before the exam.

Exam code for English Literature is 4ET1. We will do the coursework element so the subsidiary codes are 4ET1/01 (for the exam) and 4ET1/03 (for the coursework) Text books will be required. Neil will provide ISBN numbers.

Disclaimer – Please Note

Exams are optional and remain the parents responsibility to arrange and book by February of the year your child sits the exam.

Neil teaches the EDEXCEL option that has a coursework element as it is a better choice for the students. This is not the usual route for Home Educators. We currently have an arrangement with a local school who facilitate this for AWE Club students who have been taught by Neil. Should this arrangement cease to be available due to unforeseen reasons there is a second option which would mean the final exam would be sat at a center in Coventry or any T&E branch resulting in an extra journey for families. We will do our utmost to ensure that our current arrangements continue to be available for your children and will keep you informed should anything change.

We will start off by studying An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley.

Then we will choose one from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice or Great Expectations by Dickens, Pride and Prejudice by Austen and The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne for the second piece of coursework.

Then for the exam, in the second year of the course, we will choose from To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee, Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, The Whale Rider by Ihimaera, The Joy Luck Club by Tan and Things Fall Apart by Achebe. ]

In the second year we will also be studying poetry from the anthology set by the exam board.

Any edition of An Inspector Calls will be fine to get for our first lesson.