Students must complete both components (01 and 02) to be awarded the OCR GCSE (9-1) in English Literature.
Students will study texts which include one Shakespeare play, a selection of poetry post-1789, one 19th century novel, and one modern prose or drama text from the British Isles. They will develop skills in how to critically read and evaluate literature, as well as articulating informed, independent responses to texts. Students have to make connections between a set text extract and a thematically-linked unseen extract in each exam.
The set texts will be reviewed after three years and may be subject to change. Centres will be notified of any changes one year in advance.
Students study a choice of one modern prose or drama text (Section A) and one 19th century novel (Section B).
Select one from:
In Section A students study one themed poetry cluster from a choice of three in the OCR Poetry Anthology. Each themed poetry cluster comprises fifteen poems carefully selected to provide a balanced and diverse collection for study. In Section B they study one Shakespeare play.
Select one of the flowing three themed clusters in the OCR Poetry Anthology, Towards a World Unknown: