IGCSE English Courses

for home educators by Catherine Mooney

All about the IGCSE English Literature course for home-educators

The IGCSE English Literature course has been written in the same friendly and approachable style as my other courses, and builds on the skills taught in the English Language course. For this reason, many students like to study the two courses together, although this isn't a necessity. We'll be looking closely at the classic texts Pride and Prejudice and The Importance of Being Earnest, and you'll learn about the fascinating context in which these texts were produced together with something about the incredible lives of their authors. You'll learn how Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde created such vivid and memorable characters as Mr Darcy and Lady Bracknell, together with how they created such engaging stories around them - stories which have stood the test of time. The course will not only prepare you for the exam but will also give you a secure grounding in the study of English Literature and help with essay writing skills. I hope that by the time you complete the course, you'll have developed a lifelong love of literature and books as well as passing the exam, of course!

The course consists of 4 units:

1. Prose: Pride and Prejudice

2. Poetry: The Edexcel Poetry Anthology

3. Drama: The Importance of Being Earnest 

4. Revision and Exam preparation.

There are 10 tutor marked assignments together with practice exercises to help consolidate what you have learned. As usual, there is unlimited phone and email support. You can see  course samples here.

I have produced a fully annotated version of Pride and Prejudice especially for the course. This will not only make the text more accessible and enjoyable but will also act as a study guide. The cost of this book is £15. In addition to this text you will need to purchase:

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde (Penguin Classics is a good edition)

Pride and Prejudice, BBC 1995, DVD

The Importance of Being Earnest, DVD, 2002 (with Rupert Everett and Colin Firth)

The IGCSE English Literature course is £285. If you are already studying IGCSE English Language, then there is a £20 discount.  To apply for the course, click here.


Any questions? Email me at info@catherinemooneytutoring.co.uk