English Literature (OCR)

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Literature and Language

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Literature and Language

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

Year 12: 

Drama and Prose Post 1900:

‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter (Teacher A)

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

Shakespeare:

‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare (Teacher A)

Poetry Pre-1900:

'Paradise Lost’ Books 9 & 10 by John Milton (Teacher B)

Year 13:

Drama pre-1900:

‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by John Webster (Teacher B)

Gothic:

 A comparison of ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter with ‘Frankenstein‘ by Mary Shelley (Teacher A)

A wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of 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’

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Examination: One essay comparing ‘The Bloody Chamber’ with ‘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 2 texts

4 weeks
 

6 weeks

  20%

 

Summer Assignment Task