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)

Coursework: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams

            ‘Paradise Lost’ by John Milton (Teacher B)

Year 13:   Coursework: prose and poetry post 1900

            ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare; A wide selection of unseen extracts on the theme of Gothic (Teacher A)

            ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by John Webster (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’

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 Streetcar Named Desire’.
One 2,000 word essay comparing two texts

4 weeks

6 weeks

20%