Candidates will study a minimum of three texts from the list below. At least one of these texts must be taken from the groups labelled 1300-1800.
Elements of the Gothic
- William Shakespeare Macbeth
- Christopher Marlowe Dr Faustus
- John Webster The White Devil
- Thomas Middleton and William Rowley The Changeling
- Geoffrey Chaucer The Pardoner's Tale
- Mary Shelley Frankenstein
- Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights
- Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
- Angela Carter The Bloody Chamber
Elements of the Pastoral
Various* -Selection of pastoral poetry:
Andrew Marvell:'The Garden'
'The Mower, Against Gardens'
'The Mower's Song'
'The Mower to the Glow Worms'
'Damon the Mower'
John Milton: Paradise Lost, Book IX Lines 192-269
Thomas Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
William Collins: Ode to Evening
Oliver Goldsmith: The Deserted Village
William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey
William Shakespeare As you Like It
Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer
William Blake Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Tom Stoppard Arcadia
Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited
Graham Swift Waterland
Various* -Pastoral poetry after 1945:
Dylan Thomas Fern Hill
Poem in October
Philip Larkin Show Saturday
Elizabeth Jennings In a Garden
U.A.Fanthorpe Stanton Drew
Norman MacCaig Birds all singing
An ordinary day
R.S.Thomas Welsh Landscape
Invasion on the Farm
Thirteen Blackbirds looking at a Man
Tony Harrison A Kumquat for John Keats
All texts marked * above are available in the AQA Anthology which accompanies this specification.