English Literature


What is International GCSE?

The International GCSEs are the most commonly studied curriculum around the world. They are based on the UK high school education system and are adapted for a global student base.

Students usually begin in Year 10 or 11 by sitting a minimum of 4-5 subjects. These subjects are structured as first introductions to the specific topic areas that they cover. In certain countries, students begin in Year 10 and sit 8-10 subjects over the course of two years.


The International GCSE classes course is suitable for students 14-15 years old. In some countries students divide studies over two years.


The IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


Paper 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes for 80 marks externally assessed twice a year. Paper 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes for 80 marks externally assessed twice a year.

Basis of what you will learn in iGCSE English Literature

The course features a relevant, updated and engaging selection of texts ranging from British heritage to modern international. Through the literary heritage component, you will engage with texts such as Romeo and Juliet, Great Expectations and Pride and Prejudice. Students engage with and develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world.


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Kate Thompson

Meet Kate Thompson, our Aoraki Dean and Literature teacher. Currently based in New Zealand's South Island, Kate has been teaching in New Zealand for 10 years, after teaching in various countries, including Switzerland, during the 15 years she spent living abroad. While teaching at Auckland's Macleans College, Kate's students were top of NCEA L3 English every year. Kate left a Head of Department position to join CGA and is passionate and enthusiastic about developing her students' active engagement and critical thinking skills at all year levels.

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