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A-level english

A-Level English complete content and assessment objectives

Shakespeare
• Coriolanus
• Hamlet
• Measure for Measure
• Richard III
• The Tempest
• Twelfth Night

Drama pre-1900
• Christopher Marlowe: Edward II
• John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
• Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer
• Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House
• OscarWilde: An Ideal Husband

Poetry pre-1900
• Geoffrey Chaucer: The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
• JohnMilton: Paradise Lost Books 9 & 10
• Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Poems
• Alfred Lord Tennyson: Maud
• Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems

American Literature 1880–1940
• F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
• John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
The Gothic
• Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
• Bram Stoker: Dracula

Dystopia
• Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
• George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Women in Literature
• Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility
• Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway
The Immigrant Experience
• Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist
• Henry Roth: Call It Sleep

Assessment details

Assessment Objectives
  • AO1: Articulate informed, personal andcreative responses to literary texts, using associated concepts and terminology, andcoherent, accurate written expression
  • AO2: Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts
  • AO3: Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received
  • AO4: Explore connections across literary texts
  • AO5: Explore literary texts informed by differentinterpretations
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