Edexcel GCSE English Literature (2010)

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Students of our Edexcel GCSE in English Literature will become critical readers of fiction and non-fiction prose, poetry, and drama, connecting ideas, themes and issues, and experiencing different times, cultures and viewpoints through literary texts.

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Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2010 specification
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Qualification type:
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Level 1/2
Accreditation status:
English Literature
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UK and international
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Our Edexcel GCSE in English Literature has been designed to motivate students of all abilities, with a selection of new and familiar texts so you can choose the type of reading that will inspire them the most. Our GCSE English Literature specification helps students to reach their full potential with accessible exam papers and controlled assessment tasks, and detailed schemes of work that you can adapt to suit you and your learners. 

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