Bespoke Elite Leap Programme

Elite English Literature (11-17yro)

Elite English Literature (11-17yro)

Elite English Literature (11-17yro)

GCSE/International Schools


To introduce a wide range of literary texts that will provide a solid foundation in English Literature study.

To enhance school-based learning in preparation for the HKDSE in English Literature.


  • To develop student’s familiarity with a range of texts from different genres.
  • To develop their awareness of the techniques used by writers, through identifying writers’ choice of language, structure, form and presentation.
  • To deepen learners’ understanding of the texts and to enable them to make a personal response informed by their knowledge of literary conventions and terminology.
  • To develop learners’ critical and analytical skills and their ability to discuss and convey their ideas effectively.
  • To situate texts within their historical, social and cultural context.
  • To enable students to make connections between texts, to compare and contrast two or more texts, and to link textual themes to contemporary issues.

Range of Texts that may be covered in the course

  • Shakespeare plays (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice).
  • Selection of Romantic Poetry (Coleridge, Shelley, Burns, Keats, Byron, Wordsworth, Poe, Blake).
  • Selection of modern poetry (e.e. cummings, Thomas Hardy, Emily Dickinson, T.S Eliot, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney).
  • Nineteenth Century Novels (Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Shelley).
  • Twentieth Century Novels (George Orwell: Animal Farm, F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men, Golding: Lord of the Flies).
  • A selection of short stories.

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