At a glance
Course title English Literature
Level AS and A2
Exam board OCR (www.ocr.org.uk)
Students complete four units in total – two units at AS and two at A2. Course overview
Unit 1 - Poetry and Prose 1800 – 1945 (examination)
- Section A – Poetry. Students study a selection of poems
- Section B – Prose. Students study one of the classics such as Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Unit 2 - Comparative Study Coursework
Students complete two written pieces based on their study of three thematically linked texts.
- Task 1: Close reading OR re-creative writing with commentary
- Task 2: An essay on linked texts
Unit 3 – Drama and Poetry pre-1800 (examination)
Section A – Shakespeare. Students study one of the following: King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest or A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Section B – Drama and Poetry pre-1800. Students study a play by Webster or Sheridan and a selection of poems by Chaucer, Milton, Blake or Marvell
Unit 4 – Texts in Time Coursework
Students write a comparative essay of three texts including one poetry and one prose text.
Students have the opportunity to retake GCSE English with our department. This course can be completed as a one year course.