Upper School (IGCSEs)

IGCSE English Literature


The International IGCSE English Literature online school syllabus teaches pupils to read, interpret and evaluate texts from some of the greatest English literature ever written. Deeper themes, meanings, contexts and attitudes are explored and pupils learn to utilise this in their own creative writing. Pupils are taught to connect the wider themes of historical literature to the contemporary setting. This qualification requires a personal response and pupils will grow and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.

The International IGCSE English Literature syllabus enables pupils to progress on to A Level English Literature which will open opportunities to study further at university.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework. Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultations per year – one each term.

I will motivate, enthuse and inspire pupils to enjoy the subject. This will mean that the course will develop in response to pupils’ interests and desires as far as possible. Additionally pupils will be fully prepared for their exam.

Click here for the texts to be studied in 2022-2024:

CHS iGCSE Literature in English Texts

The course fully prepares you for the exam which comprises the following written papers:

  • Paper 1: Set texts, poetry and prose. One hour and fifteen minutes
  • Paper 3: Set text, drama. Forty five minutes
  • Paper 4: Unseen. One hour and fifteen minutes

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations. Consequently, Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR and AQA, and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.

The Teacher

From Mr. Dowling

I lоve leаrning оf аll kinds аnd I hоpe tо pаss оn this enthusiаsm tо my students. Eаch persоn leаrns best in his оr her оwn pаrticulаr wаy, sо I prоvide persоnаlised lessоn plаns tо meet the individuаl needs оf my students.

I am an experienced teacher of English, a poet and writer.

I аm interested in film аnd music, аnd I’m аlwаys trying tо find new mоvies аnd musiciаns.

Mr. Dowling English GCSE A Level online school course

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