Improving inclusivity on the GCSE Literature syllabus

Children learning in a classroom

In response to students’ concerns about the lack of inclusion of women and BAME writers at GCSE level, Katy Lewis, Head of English, Drama and Languages at Pearson, discusses the move to add a more diverse set of texts to the English GCSE Literature syllabus.

Play 

JB Priestley An Inspector Calls
Willy Russel Blood Brothers
Alan Bennett History Boys
Dennis Kelly DNA
Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Shelagh Delaney A Taste of Honey

Prose

William Golding Lord of the Flies
Telling Tales (AQA anthology)
George Orwell Animal Farm
Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
Meera Syal Anita and Me
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English

Play 

JB Priestley An Inspector Calls
Harold Bridghouse Hobson’s Choice
Alan Bennett History Boys
R C Sherriff Journey’s End

Prose

William Golding Lord of the Flies
Susan Hill The Woman in Black (AQA anthology)
George Orwell Animal Farm
Meera Syal Anita and Me