English Literature and Language 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

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?

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

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/

Visit the following websites for useful information:
www.englishbiz.co.uk
www.revision-notes.co.uk
www.universalteacher.org.uk

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