English Literature iGCSE
Cambridge English Literature iGCSE offers students the opportunity to read, interpret, evaluate and respond to a range of literature in English. The range includes drama, prose and poetry from the works of Shakespeare to contemporary literature.
Through studying for this iGCSE students will learn to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the ways in which writers use English to express meaning and achieve effects.
The program of study is over two school years.
The final exam is in two parts:
Component 1 – Poetry and Prose – 50% weighting
Students answer two questions on two texts: one poetry and one prose. There is a choice of two questions, one passage-based and one essay for each text.
Component 2 – Drama – 50% weighting
Students answer two questions on two texts. There is a choice of two questions, one passage-based and one essay, for each text. Students must answer one passage-based question and one essay.
Both components are externally marked by Cambridge International.