A-Level English LiteratureOpen Study College
- Distance Learning
What you'll learn on the course
Skills for English Literature
Aspects of Narrative
The Great Gatsby
Time and Scene
Point of View
Characterisation and voice
'The Wood Pile'
- The AQA A-Level English Literature B – Overview
- The Assessment Objectives: What are the Examiners Looking For?
- Study Skills for English Literature
- Answering Questions in English Literature
Unit LITB1: Aspects of Narrative
- Aspects of Narrative
- Time and Sequence as an Aspect of Narrative
- The Great Gatsby
- Characterisation, voice and place in The Great Gatsby
- Time and Scene
- Point of View
- Introduction to 'The Road'
- Characterisation and voice
- 'The Coast'
- Reading Poetry
- 'The Road Not Taken'
- Imagery and its Use in 'After Apple Picking'
- 'Out, Out'
- 'The Draft Horse'
- 'The Axe-Helve'
- 'The Wood Pile'
- 'A Considerable Speck' and 'An Unstamped Letter'
- W.H. Auden Selection, 'As I Walked Out One Evening'
- Musee des Beaux Arts
- September 1, 1939
- O What Is That Sound?
- Lighter Poems
- Overview and exam preparation
Unit LITB2: Dramatic Genres - Comedy
- Introduction to Dramatic Genres
- Introduction to Comedy
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- Critical Approaches, Themes and Interpretations
- Generating COURSEwork Ideas
- Twelfth Night
- Situation and Set-Up
- The Comic Centre of the Play
- Choosing COURSEwork Titles for Twelfth Night
Unit LITB3: Texts and Genres - Elements of the Gothic
- Elements of the Gothic
- Critical Responses and Approaches to the Gothic
- Introduction to The White Devil
- Form, Structure and Language
- Themes and Allusions
- Critical Receptions and Approaches
- Frankenstein and The Gothic
- Short stories
- ‘The Bloody Chamber’
- ‘The Courtship of Mr Lyon’ and ‘The Tiger’s Bride’
- ‘The Erl-King’
- ‘The Snow Child’
- ‘The Lady of the House of Love’
- ‘The Werewolf’ and ‘The Company of Wolves’
- Making Connections Between Stories
- Preparing For The Examination
Unit LITB4: Further and Independent Reading
- Overview of Unit LITB4
- Introducing the AQA Critical Anthology
- Section A: Political Readings
- Section B: The Meaning of Metaphor
- Section C: Beauty and Value in Literature
- Coursework Task on the Application of Critical Ideas
- Comparative Essay: Choosing Texts
- Making Connections Across Texts
- Compare and Contrast: Your Comparative Essay Title
- Writing Your Coursework Essays