GCSE English Literature

We've updated our qualifications to reflect changes to 2021 exams and assessment.

Read about the changes to GCSE English Literature

  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: June 2017
  • Specification code: 8702
  • QAN code: 601/4447/6

We have worked closely with teachers to design our English Literature specification to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, regardless of ability level.

A range of texts is included to cater for the needs of teachers and students in all educational contexts. There are texts that will be familiar, as well as new ones that will inspire young readers.

It's fully co-teachable with GCSE English Language, so students will benefit from the transferable skills.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

7

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

14

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

36

Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 7 June 2021 Exam for GCSE English Literature Paper 1 (8702/1M, 1N and 1P)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 50m
  • 21 June 2021 Exam for GCSE English Literature Paper 2 (8702/2)
    Series: June 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 45m

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