Past Papers/Marking Schemes






Syllabus Material

Free Download the complete syllabus of G.C.E Advanced Level English (Literature) syllabus issued by the N.I.E which has been implemented to be valid from 2017.This is useful for the teachers as well as students to know the division of syllabus content and the allocation of periods throughout grade 12 and 13

Free download the Resource book of G.C.E Advanced Level English (Literature) Which has been issued by N.I.E to be implemented from 2017. This book contains brief and reliable information on Authors, their literary movements, themes and techniques.

Text Books

Free download the poetry book of G.C.E Advanced Level English (Literature) which contains 24 poem; issued by N.I.E Which is valid from 2017.

1) Sonnet 73 – William Shakespeare

2) Sonnet 141 – William Shakespeare

3) Batter My Heart (Holy Sonnet 14) – John Donne

4) Song : Go And Catch A Falling Star – John Donne

5) To The Memory Of Mr. Oldham – John Dryden

6) An extract from Canto 3 – Rape Of The Lock – Alexander Pope

7) Chimney Sweeper – William Blake

8) Ode To A Nightingale – John Keats

9) A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal – William Wordsworth

10) To A Snowdrop – William Wordsworth

11) Remember – Christina Rossetti

12) Among School Children – William Butler Yeats

13) Spring And Fall (To A Young Child) – Gerard Manley Hopkins

14) Design – Robert Frost

15) Suicide In The Trenches – Siegfried Sasoon

16) Morning At The Window – T.S. Eliot

17) Money – Philip Larkin

18) The Cathedral Builders – John Ormond

19) An Introduction – Kamala Das

20) An Unknown Girl – Moniza Alvi

21) Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou

22) The Fisherman Mourned By His Wife – Patrick Fernando

23) Animal Crackers – Richard De Zoysa

24) Explosion – Vivimarie Vanderpoorten

Free download the G.C.E Advanced Level English (Literature) Short Stories book which contains 6 short stories; issued by N.I.E which is valid from 2017

1) Eveline – James Joyce

2) Cat in the Rain – Ernest Hemmingway

3) Everday Use – Alice Walker

4) Interpreter of maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

5) The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

6) Action and Reaction – Chitra Fernando

Free download the drama “The Dumb Waiter” which belongs to the theatre of the absurd; Written by Harold Pinter.

PDF version of the novel ‘Nectar in a Sieve’ by Kamala Marakandaya

G.C.E A/L English Notes

Special features of Hemingway’s writing style.Real People, Iceberg theory, Symbolical language, Repetitions, Polysyndeton, White spacing, Stichomythia, and more

Complete analysis of William Shakespeare’s Othello 

An in depth line by line analysis of the poem Go and Catch a Falling Star by John Donne

The complete analysis of the poem The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake along with the Themes, techniques and figurative ideas

Free Download the list of poets in G.C.E Advanced Level English (Literature),along with the time periods, the literary movements and traditions to which they belong, and other information which will contribute to write solid introductions for Literary analysis essays (Criticisms)