North East Futures UTC

GCSE English Literature

Subject content

The English literature course will cover the following topics:


A 19th-century novel.

Modern texts

and Poetry


Paper 1

What’s assessed?

This paper will focus on older English texts. It will also assess students on reading comprehension and their writing ability.

How it’s assessed

written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

64 marks

40% of GCSE

Paper 2

What’s assessed?

This paper looks at the second half of the topics, the newer English texts and poetry. It will also have an unseen poem for the students to analyse.

How’s it assessed?

written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

96 marks

60% of GCSE

Other year 10 subjects

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GCSE MathematicsGCSE BiologyTechnical Health ScienceGCSE French
GCSE English Literature GCSE ChemistryTechnical Computer ScienceGCSE Art
GCSE English LanguageGCSE PhysicsGCSE Geography
non-GCSE Heath and Fitness, Personal
Development, Independent and Project time
GCSE Computer ScienceGCSE History