A level Language and Literature

Language and Literature

OCR Specification

Arcadia revision booklet

Summer Transition work

This course combines the fundamentals of both English Language and English Literature.

The benefits:

  • A four unit format equally split between external and internal assessment.
  • A stimulating range of texts including: classics, contemporary fiction, transcripts and multi-modal texts.
  • Encourage candidates to undertake independent investigative projects.
  • A good foundation for a variety of careers and Higher Education subjects.

Course Outline:

AS Course

Unit F671: Speaking Voices (Examination)

  • Study of two substantial prose fiction texts chosen from the set lists (Persuasion, Jane Austen and The Remains of The Day, Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • Analysis of the representation of voice, comparing an extract from one prose fiction text with a passage of speech transcript
  • Comparison of the importance of context on the representation of voice in a second prose fiction text and in one or more non-fiction, multimodal extracts

Unit F672: Changing Texts (Coursework)
Study of one substantial text from any literary genre (The Turn of The Screw, Henry James)
Exploration of chosen text and possibilities for multimodal transformation
Production of own multimodal version of chosen text with supporting commentary

A2 Course

Unit F673: Dramatic Voices (Examination)
Study of two drama texts selected from the set lists (one pre-1800, one modern) (As You Like It, William Shakespeare and Arcadia, Tom Stoppard)
Comparative essay on the representations of power relationships across both selected texts
An essay requiring detailed critical analysis and an evaluation of the significance of the contextual factors in relation to either text

Unit F674: Connections across Texts (Coursework)
Study of one substantial text from any genre in combination with other types of spoken and written text (Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh)
Analytical study exploring relationships between the chosen texts and issues of value, status and classification
Production of own text based on the study, with supporting commentary evaluating the outcome