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W.B. Yeats Poetry | Specifications & Assessment Objectives

| Wednesday September 21, 2011


Yeats’s poems are studied for:

  • OCR English Literature AS Unit F661: Poetry and Prose 1800–1945 (closed text)

They can also be studied for the following units:

  • WJEC English Literature AS Unit LT1: Poetry and Drama (as ‘partner’ text)
  • Edexcel English Literature A2 Unit 4: Reflections in Literary Studies (free choice)

OCR English Literature AS Unit F661

Section A: Poetry 1800–1945

The focus of this section is the study of selected poems of one poet. Your students will need to answer one question on one poem of the poet studied and should be able to:

  • analyse the effects of language, imagery, verse form and structure;
  • demonstrate understanding of the significance of the contexts in which the poem was written and received, by making appropriate reference to other poems of the same poet.

OCR Assessment Objectives for Unit F661

AO1 Communication and Presentation (Unit F661: 10%)

  • Articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts, using appropriate terminology and concepts, and coherent, accurate written expression.

AO2 Analysis and Understanding (Unit F661: 25%)

  • Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts.

AO3 Knowledge, Understanding and Evaluation (Unit F661: 10%)

  • Explore connections and comparisons between different literary texts, informed by interpretations of other readers.

AO4 Knowledge and Understanding (Unit F661: 15%)

  • Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received.

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