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Comparison Guide of New A Level English Literature Syllabuses 2015/16

Caroline Bagshaw | Monday July 21, 2014

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Contents

  1. OCR H072: A/S level
  2. OCR H472: A2 Level
  3. AQA LIT A: A/S Level
  4. AQA LIT A: A2 Level
  5. AQA LIT B: A/S Level
  6. AQA LIT B: A2 Level
  7. CAMBRIDGE PRE-U ENGLISH LITERATURE 5765
  8. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL A LEVEL 9695
  9. PEARSON EDEXCEL: A/S Level
  10. PEARSON EDEXCEL: A2 Level
  11. WJEC / EDUQAS: A/S Level
  12. WJEC / EDUQAS: A2 Level
  13. APPENDIX : COMPARISON GRID

1. OCR H072: A/S level

2 components

Component 1: Shakespeare + Poetry pre-1900;

1 hr 30 mins / Closed Text / 60 marks (50% of A/S)

Shakespeare - One of the following:
  • Coriolanus
  • Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure
  • Richard III
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night
Poetry pre-1900 - One from the following:
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
  • John Milton: Paradise Lost Books 9 & 10
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Poems* (15 named)
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Maud
  • Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems* (15 named)

Component 2 : Drama post 1900 + Prose post 1900;

1 hr 30 mins / Closed Text with extract from a poem printed on exam paper / 60 marks (50% of A/S)

Drama post 1900 - One text from the following:
  • Noel Coward: Private Lives
  • Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Harold Pinter: The Homecoming
  • Alan Bennett: The History Boys
  • Polly Stenham: That Face
  • Jez Butterworth: Jerusalem

 

Prose post 1900 - One text from the following:
  • F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
  • Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
  • George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway
  • Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2. OCR H472: A2 Level

3 x components

NB. Component 1 is the same as A/S with the addition of the pre-1900 Drama section

Component 1: Shakespeare + Drama + Poetry pre-1900:

2 hr 30 mins Closed Text 60 marks (40% of A level)

Shakespeare - One from the following:
  • Coriolanus
  • Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure
  • Richard III
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night
Poetry pre-1900 - One from the following:
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: The...

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