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OCR a-level English lit Christina Rossetti Poems resources?

I'm studying Christina Rossetti poems as part of the OCR a-level English literature spec. I'm struggling to find any good resources for this as I want something that includes all the information for the AOs that is concise for A-level. Does anyone who's studying/studied this know where to get some good notes?
Original post by hayleygeorge15
I'm studying Christina Rossetti poems as part of the OCR a-level English literature spec. I'm struggling to find any good resources for this as I want something that includes all the information for the AOs that is concise for A-level. Does anyone who's studying/studied this know where to get some good notes?


It is expected that you will have your syllabus to hand and utilise the resources there. Not the other way around things don't fit nicely in the OCR's AOs. The student need to utilise their skills to tease them out yourself. "I want something that includes all the information for the AOs that is concise for A-level" Show me the links you have already to hand. I don't want to cover ground you have also covered because that will be a waste of time. Is there just the one syllabus for OCR A-level literature because sometimes there is an "A" or "B" version. In addition I do a different exam board. However I am pretty good at finding things.

So if you post up your resources it will help other OCR students who may have the resources that you need but there is no guarantee of this.
Original post by Ambergris
It is expected that you will have your syllabus to hand and utilise the resources there. Not the other way around things don't fit nicely in the OCR's AOs. The student need to utilise their skills to tease them out yourself. "I want something that includes all the information for the AOs that is concise for A-level" Show me the links you have already to hand. I don't want to cover ground you have also covered because that will be a waste of time. Is there just the one syllabus for OCR A-level literature because sometimes there is an "A" or "B" version. In addition I do a different exam board. However I am pretty good at finding things.

So if you post up your resources it will help other OCR students who may have the resources that you need but there is no guarantee of this.


Hi yea I do the specification H472 and I know that lit charts can be good and I did some research of this website https://poemanalysis.com/ thinking it could be good but I basically want something that could inevitably get me top marks.
There is no guarantee of any resource leading you to a good grade it comes down to your foundational knowledge and aptitude. The exception to this may be having an excellent subject teacher who understands the directives in the syllabus and can convey that information to the student.

If you want a good grade then know that is your ability to show a depth of knowledge acquired over one, two or three years and then be able to transfer that to the paper correctly.

The syllabus is the key document

Some resources
https://www.studocu.com/en-gb/document/best-notes-for-high-school-gb/english-literature/rossetti-revision-guide-for-ocr-as-and-a-level/21319573
Get Revising:
https://getrevising.co.uk/resources?&topic%5B%5D=Christina+Rossetti+Selected+Poetry&topic%5B%5D=Christina+Rossetti+poetry&topic%5B%5D=Communication+in+care+settingsq=Christina+Rosseti&level_id%5B%5D=a2&subject_id%5B%5D=english&subject_id%5B%5D=english_language_and_literature&subject_id%5B%5D=english_literature&board_id%5B%5D=ocr&topic%5B%5D=Christina+Rossetti

Scroll down and select what pertains to you and your syllabus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJRZpmZI0jA

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ocr+christina+rosseti

I hope this helps...
Original post by hayleygeorge15
I'm studying Christina Rossetti poems as part of the OCR a-level English literature spec. I'm struggling to find any good resources for this as I want something that includes all the information for the AOs that is concise for A-level. Does anyone who's studying/studied this know where to get some good notes?

In addition this website might be useful to you
https://www.markedbyteachers.com/
Looking up ‘Rossetti OCR A Level Literature’ on Quizlet to get text quotes and critics quotes is sooo helpful as there’s loads, notes on GetRevising (student notes) and literary critics on JSTOR + Google Scholar can help (I do same writer, same exam board so ik that it’s really hard to find resources, I’m just very luck I have a good teacher). Looking at exemplar answers on the OCR website can help you understand key themes. Generally in Rossetti the main things are the depictions of gender, religion, identity, links to AO3/5 and how it compares to your other writer (I do Ibsen). Eg in the poem ‘Song’, the speaker exerts an ambiguous level of agency as she demands the male speaker (inversion of patriarchal power dynamic) yet demands her own self-erasure on her own accord -> ao3 (literary, social or biographical) the contradictory impulses in the Vic era - one being traditional Conservative gender patriarchal ideologies, and the other the radical ‘New Woman’ movement -> AO5 critic Pamela Bickley, Rossetti’s work “resists easy categorisation” -> ao4 (comparative, for me Ibsn) R’s ambiguity is in complete contrast to the play’s radical ending with Nora explicitly slamming shut the door, and asserting her own identity.
Hope this helps

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