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Do candidates have to study all set texts listed in the syllabus?

All learners study four texts for the O Level: one poetry text, one prose text, and two drama texts

Paper 1 – Poetry and Prose

Candidates answer questions on two set texts, one from section A (Poetry) and one from section B (Prose). In section A, a set text constitutes 15 poems from a collection and there are three collections to choose from. Candidates should be prepared to answer on the 15 poems listed in one of the three collections. In Section B, a set text constitutes EITHER one novel OR a collection of 10 short stories.

  • Paper 2 – Drama

Candidates answer questions on two set texts. A set text constitutes one of the plays listed in the syllabus.

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