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Title: English Literature


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English Literature
  • AQA Specification B

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Overview of English Literature AS A2
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Aspects of Narrative (LitB1)
  • This is the study of narratology the techniques
    that the author uses to tell the story.
  • BEFORE you start the course in September you
    should have read the following texts
  • The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Bloomsbury
    ISBN 978-0747566533
  • Enduring Love (Ian McEwan) 978-0099276586
  • The Great Gatsby (F Scott Fitzgerald)
    9780141182636
  • Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks) 978-0099387916
  • Small Island (Andrea Levy) 978-0755307500

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Aspects of Narrative
  • This exam is open book 2hrs long and worth 60
    of your AS (30 A2)
  • You will be asked to buy your own books so that
    you can make annotated notes in them we will
    provide clean copies for the exam.

MOCK EXAM IN MARCH ACTUAL EXAM IN MAY
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Aspects of Narrative (LitB1)
  • As part of the course you will study a selection
    of prose and poetry texts. Some possible examples
    of poets you may study include
  • Robert Browning
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • W.H. Auden
  • Christina Rossetti

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Dramatic Genres - Comedy (LitB2) (coursework
40 AS - 20 A2)
  • The coursework portfolio will consist of two
    essays on an aspect of the dramatic/comic genre
    from two different plays.
  • One must be a Shakespearean comedy AND the other
    a contemporary comedy
  • Each piece of work will be marked out of 30 to
    produce an overall mark out of 60 for the unit
    and each piece of work must be between 1200-1500
    words

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Whats in A2?
  • Elements of the Gothic (LitB3 exam)
  • 30 of total A level
  • Written paper. 2 hours. Closed book
  • Minimum three texts for study including at least
    one text 1300-1800.
  • (LitB4 coursework)
  • 20 of A level
  • A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework
  • A comparative study of an aspect of two texts
    (1500-2000 words)
  • A Marxist or Feminist analysis of a piece of
    poetry or prose (1200-1500 words).

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Elements of the Gothic
  • Candidates will study a minimum of three texts.
  • Possible texts include
  • Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
  • The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter
  • The Pardoners Tale Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Frankenstein Mary Shelley
  • Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Macbeth William
    Shakespeare
  • Dr Faustus Christopher
    Marlowe
  • At least one of the texts must date from
    1300-1800.

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Elements of the Gothic
  • Isolated setting
  • The Supernatural
  • Troubled protagonist
  • The savage/ barbaric side of human nature
  • Breaking of moral social codes
  • Distinct male female roles
  • Light Dark Symbolism
  • The Macabre

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Further and Independent reading
  • There are a number of aims to this unit
  • To introduce candidates to the study of a wide
    range of texts, some of which may be of their own
    choosing.
  • To introduce candidates to different ways of
    reading texts for study, including independently.
  • To introduce candidates to some critical ideas,
    and for these ideas to be applied with
    discrimination to literary texts.

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What must I consider before choosing English
Literature at High Storrs?
  • Do I love reading?
  • Am I prepared and able to write detailed academic
    essays.
  • Will I get the grades? (Grade C minimum in DUAL
    award higher tier)
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