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Aims and Assessment


  • To understand the role of writing and of the writer in the construction of historical knowledge

  • To identify and analyse historical narratives in literary and historical texts, in a range of forms and media

  • To historicise changing practices of historical writing, and to evaluate historicism as a method of literary analysis

  • To independently apply theoretical writings to the interpretation of literary and historical texts



  • 2 assessed responses of 500 words each (10% total, 5% each)
  • 2 assessed papers of 1,000 words each (15% total, 7.5% each)
  • 1 assessed essay of 4,000 words (25%)
  • 2-hour exam (50%)