English Literature (OCR)

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in English Literature and Language

Essential: 6 in English Literature and Language

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

Year 12:   ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter; ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley; ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker; A wide selection of unseen extracts on the theme of Gothic (Teacher A)

                 ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

                 ‘Paradise Lost’ by John Milton (Teacher B)

 

Year 13:   Continuation and Revision of Gothic texts: A wide selection of unseen extracts on the theme of Gothic (Teacher A)

                 'The Dutchess of Malfi’ (Teacher B)

                 Coursework: Poetry; Prose and Drama post 1900 (Teacher A and B)

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Two essay questions: one on ‘Hamlet’ and one comparing ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ and ‘Paradise Lost’

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Examination: One essay comparing ‘The Bloody Chamber’ and ‘Frankenstein’ and one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of Gothic

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

3

Coursework: One 1,000 word essay on a close reading of a Poetry Anthology.
One 2,000 word essay comparing two texts – one Prose and one Drama

4 weeks

6 weeks

20%