Student Guides to A Level OCR Set Topics

Dystopia Student Guide is endorsed for the 2015 A Level OCR English Literature specification.

Component 02: Comparative and Contextual Study
  • The Gothic
  • Women in Literature
  • Dystopia
  • American Literature

Arm your students with an arsenal of ideas!

Give students a firm grounding in your chosen topic with student-friendly notes, essential context, and activities on carefully-chosen key aspects. A broad selection of extracts from set texts and unseen prose are analysed against topical features to prepare for the exam.

Key areas include…
  • Authorial Techniques
  • Characterisation
  • Themes and Motifs
  • Context
  • Setting
  • Literary Criticism
...and many more topic-specific areas

Target exam skills

  • Extract analyses model critical appreciations for unseen extracts
  • Reflective activities – matched to the AOs – encourage engagement and consolidate learning
  • Exam preparation questions build confidence and develop essay-writing skills
  • Practice essay questions and peer/self-assessment mark schemes track student progress

Answers included for easy delivery and marking