GCSE English Literature

Examination Board – AQA 8710 (for current Year 11 only)

English Literature has a linear scheme of assessment. There are two question papers or one question paper and a coursework option. There is an option of Foundation or Higher tiers of entry for the written papers.

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are open book examinations
  • Coursework is set and marked by centres and moderated by AQA.

Paper 1

60% of the English Literature assessment
1 hour 30 minutes – 75 marks


Optional paper / project

Either written paper (1 hour) or coursework project

40% of the English Literature assessment
50 marks