At Oakes College Cambridge there are TWO course options for studying English:

 

English Literature

 

If you like reading widely and enjoy exploring literature, this course will give you the opportunity to study and consider a range of literary texts, develop your ideas and broaden your critical skills.

You will study a range of poems from three different writers spanning both pre-1900 and post-1900.  You will also explore a play by Shakespeare and another pair of plays linked by theme, including one written in the 20th Century.  You will be able to follow your own interests in studying two works of prose fiction of your own choice, including one written in the 21st Century.  Finally, you will be assessed in your ability to analyse unseen texts.

Assessment:
80% examination, 20% coursework

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Unseen texts
  • Prose (coursework)


Entry Requirements:

7 Higher Grades:

  • Grade 6 (or above) for English Language and English Literature
  • Grade 4 (or above) for Maths
  • Grade 4 (or above) for other GCSE subjects
  • 1 BTEC (or equivalent) at Merit (or above) may be included within the 7 grade

 

Further Information
English Literature – Outline of Exams

Caroline Powell
Subject Lead for English
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English Language & Literature

This course gives you the opportunity to develop as a reflective reader and writer, exploring the relationship between language and literature, and developing writing for a range of audiences and purposes.

You will study a post-1900 drama text, a play by Shakespeare, a novel, some non-fiction and some poetry.  You will also develop your creative writing skills in a specific genre of your choice, using your reading to help improve your writing.

Assessment
80% examination, 20% non-examined assessment

  • Poetry and prose fiction
  • Shakespeare and post-1900 drama
  • Non-literary texts (studied and unseen)
  • Critical and creative genre study (coursework)


Entry Requirements:

7 Higher Grades:

  • Grade 6 (or above) for English Language and English Literature
  • Grade 4 (or above) for Maths
  • Grade 4/C (or above) for other GCSE subjects
  • 1 BTEC (or equivalent) at Merit or above may be included within the 7 grades

 

Further Information
English Language & Literature – Outline of Exams

Caroline Powell
Subject Lead for English
Send an Email