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English Literature OCR A Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

OCR have created a rigorous, stimulating and challenging qualification which allows freedom of textual choice and includes elements of independent study. The freedom within the non examined assessment component allows learners to pursue more detailed work in a field of particular personal interest, offering excellent preparation for study at undergraduate level.

The OCR A Level in English Literature allows learners to undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of literature, including its changing traditions.

Course content

The aims of this specification are to encourage learners to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they:

  • read widely and independently both set texts and others that they have selected for themselves
  • engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them
  • develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in writing
  • explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied at A level.


Component 01: Drama and Poetry pre-1900 

  • (Closed text)
  • 60 marks 
  • Written paper 
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40%

Component 02: Comparative and contextual study

  • (Closed text )
  • 60 marks 
  • Written paper
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40%

Component 03: Literature post-1900

  • 40 marks
  • Non examined assessmen
  • 20%

Future opportunities

This course will enable learners to progress to Higher Education or directly to employment. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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