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- English Literature
- English 2
What board do we do? OCR, A level subject code: H471
What is English Literature?
This examination is designed for students who have gained high grades in GCSE/IGCSE English Language & Literature (or equivalent), and who possess an ability to analyse language together with a love of reading.
Which subjects combine well with English Literature?
English Literature combines extremely well with such subjects as History, Government & Politics, Sociology and Law. The emphasis on writing essays which involve textual analysis, formal language, and logical arguments will inevitably also improve performance in these other subjects.
What careers and University courses can Economics lead to?
English Literature is one of a handful of gold plated A levels that are highly regarded by Universities precisely because of the fact that it is still deemed to be very challenging. As well as leading to the possibility of studying English itself, students also find that it facilitates entry to a wide variety of other degree courses, such as Law, Politics, History of Art, and Anthropology.
Unit 1: (F661) 60% of AS, 30% of A level
Written Examination, Poetry & Prose (1800-1945)
This contains two questions, one on a body of poetry and the other on a novel. Both texts are closed.
Unit 2: (F662) 40% of AS, 20% of A level
Coursework: This is made up of two essays.
Essay 1: (1000 words) Involves the analysis of a piece of prose selected from a chosen text.
Essay 2: (2000 words) Involves the comparison of 2 chosen texts.
Unit 3: (F663) 30% of A level
Written Examination, Drama & Poetry (Pre 1800)
This involves one question on a play by Shakespeare and another question involving the comparison of two texts, including one play and one poem or selection of poems. All texts are closed.
Unit 4: (F664) 20% of A level
3000 word essay. This essay involves a comparison of three texts, including at least one series of poems.