Works are studied from the three genres of drama, prose, and poetry.
For the coursework module, students are encouraged to select their own texts and topics from any genre.
AQA-B A-Level English Literature is taught within the two-year and five-term A-Level programmes.
In their first year, students will explore the three genres of drama, prose, and poetry in the genres of either tragedy or comedy.
Hi everyone, I'm in year 13 doing AQA English Literature B, and have the option to choose one prose and one poetry to study for my coursework.
I have to choose a theory to analyse the text on from a set list: Feminist theory, narrative theory, marxism, ecocritical, literary value (and the canon) or post-colonial.The title ought to be fifty-fifty from your chosen text and your chosen section of the anthology for a successful essay. I loved this theory when I studied critical theory at uni. : P Typical post colonial texts are novels like Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Half of a Yellow Sun, Wide Sargasso Sea etc. Post-colonial Theory doesn't have to be limited to colonies, but just to race and culture and 'Otherness' in general- there are a lot of novels out there that display these kinds of themes.I'd simply read books with post-colonial theory in mind and ideas will start jumping out at you soon Hi, In year 13 and managed to get full marks on my English Lit coursework.Second draft, form and argument and cut out the guff. I've marked too many pieces where the students have barely looked at it and supervised a good few more where the teachers haven't even given the anthology to the students. I had a student do an excellent essay recently on flat characters based on the narrative section.The idea really got her thinking about Larkin's poetry and the view she had developed that the only rounded character in any of his work seems to be himself. I've chosen Wide Sargasso Sea for now, because I thought I would focus on feminist theory.Second draft, form and argument and cut out the guff. I did 1984 for my prose (and Geoffrey Chaucer for the poetry).My biggest tip would be that your first draft should literally just string critics together. It's not just there to provide you with a bank of quotes but to give you ideas, to help shape your understanding of the other two texts you use.I chose the novel first and the narrative theory second, but only because I had a book in mind initially.I'd say if you're not set on a particular book, choose the theory first and then research novels that it will be able to set up a debate for, but make sure it is a novel you will find interesting and engage with.Really allowed her to dig deep into the themes of narcissism that underpin quite a lot of his work whilst considering whether it was a valid perspective or not. I've chosen Wide Sargasso Sea for now, because I thought I would focus on feminist theory. However having second thoughts and might focus on post-colonial theory since it seems that I have more freedom in choosing a question that way, due to the novel's historical context.The anthology should inspire your essay not merely support it. However having second thoughts and might focus on post-colonial theory since it seems that I have more freedom in choosing a question that way, due to the novel's historical context. Maybe I'll combine both Disclaimer: you cannot combine two theories in one section. I would personally go for post-colonialism if there's enough to go by.