This component is supported by the AQA critical anthology, which has accessible extracts on a range of theoretical ideas.
The six sections in the critical anthology encourage students to think about how literature might reflect and be affected by ideas about: Obviously teachers will have to decide how the critical anthology will be introduced.
To that end, few restrictions are placed on the student’s freedom to choose their own texts and shape their own task but the following requirements must be met: The introduction to the NEA should provide students with a detailed review of the above requirements and guidance on what it means to work independently (e.g.
productive research skills, effective time management). The point at which students begin their NEA preparation will depend on individual school and college decisions.
Having read last year's examiner's report I'd exercise caution with The Yellow Wallpaper. my two texts are 'brave new world' and crime and punishment. my texts have the same themes of violence, suffering and drugs/alcohol.
I too was considering using it, but from what AQA have said there its brevity could actually work against you if you don't focus enough on it as a literary work.
In this case your work will be returned to you and AQA will be informed. This is covered in detail in Oxford Open Learning’s Internal Appeals Procedure 2017/2018. The AQA moderating process which takes place after OOL marking may lead to changes in your mark but this is beyond our control.
I have decided to compare The Yellow Wallpaper with a 20th century book for my English Literature NEA..I am SO stuck on what to choose for this second text. Hi - I took my AQA English Lit exam in June and received a good (though unmoderated) mark for my NEA.
Schools and colleges will differ in how they approach the NEA and this may be dependent upon whether: These approaches are equally valid and take account of the different contexts in which schools and colleges will be working.
What is important is that each approach recognises that a degree of autonomy in student text and task choice is required.