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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

AS

L6 - at AS we follow the CCEA syllabus ( www.ccea.org.uk )

 

AS English Literature   AS1 – 2 hour external examination

Section A - Poetry – Frost and Heaney - 1 hour

Section B - Drama – “A Streetcar Named Desire” – Tennessee Williams – 1 hour (closed book)

Answer one question from a choice of two.

40% AS

16% A Level

AS1 – Section A

  • The Study of Poetry 1900 – the present.
  • Frost and Heaney
  • AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4
  • AS1 – Section B
  • The Study of Drama 1900 – Present - “A Streetcar Named Desire” – Tennessee Williams
  • AO1, AO2, AO3, AO5
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  • AO1
  • Textual knowledge and understanding and communication
  • Accurate, coherent understanding of the text which uses appropriate terminology;
  • Quality of written communication.
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  • AO2
  • Dramatic Methods
  • Analysis of dramatic methods such as characterisation, structure, language and staging;
  • How meaning is shaped in drama – how these methods relate to the key terms of the question.
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  • AO3
  • Contexts
  • The significance and influence of contexts in which the play was written and received. This should be linked to the key terms of the task.
  • Text has primacy over context – a good response will use context sparingly and judiciously.
  • AO4
  • Explore connections between poems.
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  • AO5
  • Argument and Interpretation
  • Offer an opinion or judgment in response to the given reading of the text, taking account of the key terms as the basis of the argument.
  • This AO is the driver of Unit AS1: Section B and is of primary importance.
  • You must develop your own response to the given statement.
  • If critics are used, it needs to be with understanding and their views should be incorporated into your argument, to reinforce a point, or to present an alternative to your opinion.
  • Critics should not be used as a substitute for your own opinion and should be properly acknowledged.
  • Coherence of written communication and relevance of argument will be rewarded.
  • Planning and sequencing of the argument you wish to put forward is vital.
  • Make sure you use the key terms of the question and don not replace them with others of your own.AO Weightings
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  • AO1 – 7.2
  • AO2 – 7.2
  • AO3 – 3.6
  • AO4 – 3.6 (Poetry Only)
  • AO5 – 2.4
  • Total - 24AS2 – 1 hour external examination
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  • “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • The Study of Prose Pre 1900
  • Closed Book exam – answer one question
  • AO1, AO2, AO3, AO5
  • AS - 40%
  • A Level – 16%
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  • AO1
  • Textual knowledge and understanding and communication
  • Accurate, coherent understanding of the novel which uses appropriate terminology;
  • Quality of written communication.
  • AO2
  • Narrative Methods
  • Analysis of dramatic methods such as characterisation, structure, form and language;
  • How meaning is shaped in the novel – how these methods relate to the key terms of the question.
  • AO3
  • Contexts
  • The significance and influence of contexts in which the novel was written and received. This should be linked to the key terms of the task.
  • Text has primacy over context – a good response will use context sparingly and judiciously.AO Weightings - “Frankenstein”
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  • AO1 – 4.8
  • AO2 – 4.8
  • AO3 – 4.8
  • AO5 – 1.6
  • TOTAL – 16
  • AS Level – Highest grade = A