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

In Year 12 students will study:

Drama and Prose Post 1900

  • ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf (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)

In Year 13 students will study:

Comparative and contextual study

  • Women in Literature A comparison of ‘Mrs Dalloway’ with ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit‘ by Jeanette Winterson (Teacher A)
  • A wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of Women in Literature (Teacher B)

Assessment

Unit

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 ‘Mrs Dalloway’ with ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’ and one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of Women in Literature

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%

 

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