Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: OCR
On this English course you will learn to analyse, compare and understand a variety of literary texts from all genres: poetry, drama and prose. A wide range of literary eras are represented on the course, which focuses on a balance of modern and classic texts. Students study canonical works such as Hamlet and A Doll's House along with lesserknown texts from Africa and America.
Unit 01: Drama and Poetry pre-1900
Unit 02: Comparative and Contextual Study
Unit 03: Literature Post-1900
This A level will be assessed by two examinations and a coursework folder of investigative and analytical work.
A level English courses form excellent preparation for any one of the wide variety of English courses available in higher education. English literature in particular is considered a ‘facilitating subject’ by Russell Group universities. English is useful for career paths including journalism, law, publishing, the civil service, politics and teaching.
Grade 5 in English Language and grade 5 in English Literature
- Frequent theatre trips to see modern productions of set texts and in-college workshops with theatre critic from The Times and visiting poets.
- Opportunity to be published in the SFX creative writing anthology