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Following the request from Ofqual to all awarding organisations to strengthen their GCSE English Literature specifications, we have enhanced our GCSE English Literature specification. This has now been accredited for first teaching in September 2013 (first certification in 2015).
The accredited specification for GCSE English Literature and specimen assessment materials are now available to download.
In light of this accreditation we’ve also taken the opportunity to review and improve the clarity of wording within our GCSE English and English Language specifications to ensure a consistent approach. We have made minor editorial changes to the SAMs for A641 (GCSE English) and A651 (GCSE English Language) that do not affect the demands of the units. No changes have been made to the specimen assessment materials for the other units.
You can download these specifications below
The final assessment opportunity for this qualification (J360) was in summer 2016.
Learn about resit arrangements for ‘legacy’ GCSEs, AS and A Levels
This qualification has been redeveloped for teaching from September 2015. To find out more visit our new qualification page below.
The full GCSE English Literature course has been succeeded by GCSE (9-1) English Literature J352.
This qualification has been designed to help you inspire students of all abilities. Students will study six texts, of which three must be English, Welsh or Irish literary heritage. GCSE English Literature offers good links to further study.