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:
The Paper 1 anthology has been refreshed for students starting their English Language and Literature (EMC) qualifications in September 2018. The new anthology (Version 2) will be assessed for the first time in summer 2019 (AS Level) and summer 2020 (A Level).
Please note that candidates entered for A Level English Language and Literature (EMC) assessment in summer 2019 will use the original version of the anthology.
Chapter 2 of Language & Literature: An EMC Coursebook provides guidance and activities on The OCR (EMC) Anthology (Component 1 AS and A Level) and was written for the original 2015 anthology of texts.
An updated version of this chapter, covering the new anthology texts, and the introductory chapter (with example extracts from the new texts), is available to download here.
Introduction and Teachers' Notes (page 7)
Chapter 6 – The Non-Examined Component
The suggested combination of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood with Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer does not meet the requirement to study at least one post-2000 text for the NEA. The original publication date of Into the Wild was 1996. 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 553998Resource type: Student coursebook