IGCSE English Literature


Study online IGCSE English Language (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam the first time.


Study the IGCSE English Literature course entirely online to achieve this core qualification. IGCSE English Literature is essential to enter most professions including Copy Writing, Media, Law, Teaching and even Civil Service. Learn how to effectively argue, scrutinise and dissect texts and literature while delving deep into prose, poems and novels.  IGCSE English Literature will show employers and educators that you have the necessary skills  and qualifications to build upon. This qualification makes up the core of a standard general education. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate in 2022.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

IGCSE English Literature is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by Edexcel
  • Progress in your academic journey or career
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • We can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Romeo and Juliet (Part 1)
  • Unit 2 – Romeo and Juliet (Part 2)
  • Unit 3 – An Inspector Calls
  • Unit 4 – Introduction to Poetry
  • Unit 5 – Anthology Poetry Part 1
  • Unit 6 – Anthology Poetry Part 2
  • Unit 7 – Of Mice and Men
  • Unit 8 – Preparing for the Exam: Paper 1
  • Unit 9 – Preparing for the Exam: Paper 2

Syllabus (4ET1Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

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Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. A pass grade is set at grades 4 / 5 and is formally a grade C). 9 is the highest grade equivalent to an A*. Each paper makes up 50% of this IGCSE qualification.

  • Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of IGCSE, 80 marks.
  • Paper 2: 2 hours 15 minutes – 50% of IGCSE, 80 marks.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this IGCSE English Literature course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete one introductory assignment and 9 further assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall English Literature qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit. There is no coursework to produce for this subject.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for IGCSE English Literature are £206 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have successfully completed this course, you will achieve an Edexcel IGCSE in English Literature.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A good standard level of reading and written English is required due to reading and analysing texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. If English is your second language and you are unsure if this would be suitable, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.


8 – 24 months (you can choose to complete this course within one year or two).

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this IGCSE English Literature course, you could progress onto A Level English Literature course or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors. This course is suited for careers where literature is a large part of the job role. Eg. Law, Journalism, Author and Copy Writing.


The IGCSE English Literature course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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