English Language & Literature (OCR) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre
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.
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.
English Literature and English Language at GCSE grade 6.
£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.
A-level English Language and Literature is a valued qualification and prepares students for university and entry into a diversity of professions.