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English Literature A level OCR at Wimbledon College

Course description

The course aims to develop and improve students’ ability to understand and analyse literature across all three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. For success in English Literature, students must combine a thorough knowledge of the set texts with the ability to present a reasoned and coherent line of thought. The ability to compare different writers’ styles and approaches is a key objective along with an enthusiasm for literature and wide reading.

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D


The course is taught in modules at AS and in the A Level. The course is assessed through a mixture of Coursework and Examined Assessments. AS Level: Component 1 – Shakespeare and Poetry, Pre-1900. (50% of AS). Examination 1 hour 30 mins. Component 2 – Drama Post-1900 and Prose Post-1900. (50% of AS). Examination 1 hour 45 mins. A Level: Component 1 – Shakespeare, Drama and Poetry, Pre-1900. (40% of A Level). Examination 2 hours 30 mins. Component 2 – Comparative and contextual study. (40% of A Level) Examination 2 hours 30 mins. Component 3 – Non-examined Assessment on Literature, Post-1900. (20%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wimbledon College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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