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Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (9-1) 4ET1

Richard Gent | Wednesday May 04, 2016

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature Edexcel, Hot Entries, Overviews, Poetry

Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE 4ET1 English Literature are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specifications and for your students to make measurable progress Edusites has engaged some of the best writers and English experts to both write and moderate these materials ensuring that what we bring to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to the three main resources, please be aware that despite the little links these resources are thoughtful and comprehensive and enable you to develop schemes of learning around them.

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In addition to these IGCSE resources your subscription to Edusites English also includes access to all of our other resources through other exam boards. For example if you are delivering To Kill a Mockingbird our legacy resources are a great place to start with your planning. 

  • GCSE English Literature To Kill a Mockingbird | Set of Lessons

The link above is just an example of the sorts of resources you and your team will find on the library that Edusites English, this link includes a student guide for the text as well as numerous classroom activities. Please ensure that all of your department has their own login for the site which is included in the single subscription price. 

Please use the link below for 4ET1 Specific Resources

Paper 1: Poetry and Modern Prose

Section A: Unseen Poetry

  • Section A Unseen Poetry Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes

Section B: Anthology Poetry

  • Section B Anthology Poetry Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes

Section C: Modern Prose

  • Section C Modern Prose Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes

Paper 2: Modern Drama and Literary Heritage Texts

Section A: Modern Drama

  • Section A Modern Drama Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes

Section B: Literary and Heritage Texts

  • Section B Literary and Heritage Texts Exam Extracts and Mark Schemes

Unseen Poetry Anthology

In preparing students to respond to unseen poetry texts, you should draw from as wide a range of poems as possible. This could include students’ choice of poems, reflecting their own interests and enthusiasms around themes that might interest them using such websites as Poem Finder. There is scope to explore different traditions, forms and genres, as well as different poetic styles and techniques. You might find it an efficient use of time to initially treat as unseen poems, the poems from the named poems in the Pearson/Edexcel anthologies. It is often helpful to group poems by theme, as this Edusites Poetry Anthology has, to aid comprehension, so that comparisons and contrasts can be readily drawn.

It is probably helpful to begin with more accessible poems, starting with ones which are familiar to your students, possibly written in contemporary English and/or which have a distinctive style that students will readily recognise. However, make sure you also introduce students to poems that appear more challenging at first reading, such as those written in styles or from cultures that might be unfamiliar to modern readers such as those from the Caribbean or from the Far East.

It is important that you give students opportunities to discuss and explore poems individually and in groups, to develop understanding that poems can be interpreted differently by different readers, and that personal response needs to be justified and supported with evidence.

Introductory activities to support understanding and responding to unseen texts should focus on developing the skills of close reading of the poems. Through these activities students should become familiar with recognising and discussing a range of poetic devices, building on their knowledge and understanding.

  • Edexcel IGCSE English Literature (9-1) 4ET1 | Unseen Poetry Anthology

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