OCR ENGLISH LITERATURE AS (H072)Topic Questions

Content of Shakespeare and poetry pre-1900 (Component 01)

Section 1 set texts: Shakespeare

Learners study one
Shakespeare play:
• Coriolanus
• Hamlet
• Measure for Measure
• Richard III
• The Tempest
• Twelfth Night

Section 2 set texts: Poetry pre-1900

Learners study one pre-1900
poetry text:
• Geoffrey Chaucer:
The Merchant’s Prologue
and Tale
• John Milton: Paradise Lost
Books 9 & 10
• Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
Selected Poems*
• Alfred, Lord Tennyson:
Maud
• Christina Rossetti:
Selected Poems*
* Please see Appendix 5c for the
poetry selections by Coleridge and
Rossetti.

Content of Drama and prose post-1900 (Component 02)

Section 1 set texts: Drama post-1900

Learners study one post-1900
drama text:
• Noel Coward: Private Lives
• Tennessee Williams: A
Streetcar Named Desire
• Harold Pinter: The
Homecoming
• Alan Bennett: The History
Boys
• Polly Stenham: That Face
• Jez Butterworth:
Jerusalem

Section 2 set texts: Prose post-1900

Learners study one post-1900
prose text:
• F Scott Fitzgerald:
The Great Gatsby
• Angela Carter: The Bloody
Chamber and Other
Stories
• George Orwell: Nineteen
Eighty-Four
• Virginia Woolf:
Mrs Dalloway
• Mohsin Hamid:
The Reluctant
Fundamentalist