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English Literature at John O'Gaunt School

Course description

What does the AS specification consists of and how is it assessed?Unit 1- Aspects of Narrative (LITB1) (2 hour examination – 2 questions – open book) Four texts for study: two novels (at least one post 1990) and two poets 1800-1945. The paper has two sections. Candidates answer one question from each section.60% of total AS marks 30% of total Advanced Level marksUnit 2 - Dramatic Genres (LITB2) (Coursework Unit) Minimum of two texts for study within dramatic genre of Comedy.A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework (one may be re-creative) each 1200-1500 words.40% of total AS marks20% of total Advanced Level MarksWhat does the A2 specification consist of and how is it assessed?Unit 3 - Texts and Genres (LITB3) (2 hour examination – 2 questions – closed book)Minimum three texts for study including at least one text 1300-1800. Choose one topic area for study: Elements of the Gothic, or Elements of the Pastoral. For each topic there will be two sections. Candidates answer one question from each section.30% of Advanced Level marks Unit 4 – Further and Independent Reading (LITB4) (Coursework Unit) Minimum of three texts for study including one pre-released anthology of critical material.A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework: comparative study of an aspect of two texts (1500-2000 words); an application of an aspect of pre-released critical anthology to a literary text (1200-1500 words).20% of Advanced Level marks AS certification code – 1726A Level certification code – 2726

Entry requirements

A* to B GCSE in English Language and English Literature

Future opportunities

What might I use this qualification for?The full course (AS and A2) aims to prepare students for further study of English at University level. It will also prepare them to use the required wide range of language skills needed in any form of employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John O'Gaunt School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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