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:

‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf (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 or A Selection of Poetry by Christina Rossetti (Teacher B)

Year 13:

Drama pre-1900:

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

Women in Literature:

 A comparison of ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf 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

 

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’ 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%