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English Language & Literature (OCR) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

AS Level English Language and Literature will be familiar to students from their study of English Language and Literature at GCSE level, with the study of literary and non-fiction written and spoken texts. The course also enables students to develop their creativity and expertise by producing their own original non-fiction writing. Students explore texts of greater variety and challenge than those encountered at GCSE and learn to apply linguistic and literary concepts and methods to their analysis of texts.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

AS Literature is 100% Exam based. There are two closed text examinations:

Component 1 - 1 hour 30 mins. Question paper based on extract from Anthology of non-fiction written and spoken texts.

Component 2 – 1 hour 30 mins. One poetry and one prose.

Prose Text: The Great Gatsby

Poetry: Emily Dickinson

A2 Language and Literature is a combination of closed text examinations and one extended coursework essay.

Component 1 - 1 hour. Question paper based on extract from Anthology of non-fiction written and spoken texts.*Cross over with AS

Component 2 - Poetry and Drama

Poetry: Emily Dickinson *cross over with AS

Drama: A Streetcar named Desire

Component 3 - Prose

Prose Text: The Great Gatsby *cross over with AS

Component 4 - Coursework worth 20% of overall grade.

Task 1: Students will be required to write a comparative essay of 1500-2000 words.

Task 2: Students will be required to produce their own piece of non-fiction writing.

Entry requirements

English Literature and English Language at GCSE grade 6.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

A-level English Language and Literature is a valued qualification and prepares students for university and entry into a diversity of professions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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