This EMC coursebook is an essential classroom resource for the OCR AS and A Level English Language and Literature (EMC). It provides sequences of classroom activities to teach all of the components of the AS and A Level.
The 256-page publication includes:
- Introductions to key aspects of linguistic and literary study for the AS and A Level exams
- Classroom activities to teach key skills and concepts
- Activities based on extracts from all the set texts
- Material to fuel teaching of the unseen elements in the exams
- Commentaries embedded in activities to support both students and teachers in understanding what’s important and interesting to observe and analyse
- Creative approaches to support the idea of reading as a writer and writing as a reader, a central feature of this specification
- Short modelled examples of writing
- Material to prepare students for the demands of the examinations
- An index of key terms.
Please note the following corrections
Introduction and Teachers' Notes (page 7)
- Extract 2 is from Samuel Pepys' diary.
Chapter 6 – The Non-Examined Component
The following suggested combinations do not meet the requirement to study at least one post-2000 text for the NEA.
Truman Capote: In Cold Blood (page 244)
- Suzanne Berne: A Crime in the Neighbourhood (1997)
- Jon Krakauer: Into the Wild (1996)
- Val McDermid: A Place of Execution (1999)
- W.G Sebald: The Emigrants (1992)
Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent (page 245)
- Michael Palin: Pole to Pole (1992)
You can download a corrected version of the suggested combinations (pages 242-249) here.
If you are in any doubt about the combination of texts you have chosen for the NEA, please contact OCR – OCRenglish@ocr.org.uk / 01223 553998