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:     

Drama and Prose Post 1900

‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf (Teacher A) or ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter (Teacher A)

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams (Teacher B

Shakespeare and Poetry Pre 1900

‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare (Teacher A)

‘Paradise Lost’ Books 9 & 10 by John Milton (Teacher B) or A Selection of Poetry by Christina Rossetti (Teacher B)

Year 13:      

Comparative and contextual study

‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson (Teacher A) or ‘Frankenstein’ Mary Shelley (Teacher A)

‘The Dutchess of Malfi’ by John Webster (Teacher B) or ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen (Teacher B)

A wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of Women in Literature (Teacher B) or a wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of The Gothic (Teacher 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’ or one comparing ‘A Doll’s House’ and Christina Rossetti’s poetry.

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Examination: One essay comparing ‘Mrs Dalloway’ with ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ or one essay comparing ‘The Bloody Chamber with ‘Frankenstein’ and one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of Women in Literature or one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of The Gothic.

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

3

Coursework: One 1,000 word essay on a close reading of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
One 2,000 word essay comparing two texts, of which one is prose, the other poetry.

4 weeks

6 weeks

20%

 

 

 

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