(OCR)

Course entry requirements: Grade 6 in English Language at GCSE

OVERVIEW OF COURSE:

The qualification develops students’ ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches to a wide range of spoken and written texts. The texts are from different periods and include prose, poetry, drama and non-literary texts. All learners will undertake an independent study. They will be able to pursue a particular interest and develop their expertise through an analytical comparative essay on one non-fiction set text (selected from a list of twelve) and a second text of their own choosing. They will also have the opportunity to produce a piece or original non-fiction writing in a particular genre.

COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

Content Overview

  • Component One: exploring non-fiction and spoken texts
  • Exploring spoken and written texts from an anthology of non-fiction texts from a different time.

Assessment Overview

32 marks

One hour

Closed text written paper

16% of total A level

Content Overview

  • Component Two: The language of poetry and plays.
    Exploring poetic and dramatic techniques through one play and 15 poems including an integrated study of linguistic and literary approaches.

Assessment Overview

64 marks

Two hours

Closed text written paper

32% of total A level

Content Overview

  • Component Three: Reading as a Writer, Writing as a Reader. Learners explore the nature of narrative in a novel and then apply the skills in their own piece of original writing.

Assessment Overview

64 marks

Two hours

Open text written paper

32% of total A level

Content Overview

  • Component Four: Independent Study: Analysing and producing texts

Assessment Overview

40 marks

Non-exam assessment

20% of total A level

 

I CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BY:

Visiting the OCR website to read the specification https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/english-language-and-literature-emc-h074-h474-from-2015/specification-at-a-glance/

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?

  • Journalism and media careers
  • Teaching careers
  • Marketing, advertising and PR careers
  • Publishing careers
  • Civil service careers