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Edexcel IGCSE Literature (9-1) - Updated!

Richard Gent | Thursday November 22, 2018

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

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Edusites resources for the Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 English Literature are intended to compliment the Edexcel resources available from the Edexcel website. To help teach this specification, 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. This ensures that what EnglishEdu brings to you has a carefully constructed for your classroom practice.

Below are links to the main resources, please be aware that despite the short links, these resources blossom into thoughtful and comprehensive teaching and learning dialogues. These resources enable you to develop your teaching around them.

Paper 1: Poetry and Modern Prose

Section A: Unseen Poetry

Unseen Poetry Anthology

  • In preparing students to respond to unseen poetry texts, you should draw from as wide a range of poems as possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Section B: Anthology Poetry

Section C: Modern Prose

Paper 1 Part 3 Section A Poetry from the Anthology

Paper 2: Modern Drama and Literary Heritage Texts

Section A: Modern Drama


Additional Text Resources

An Inspector Calls New Section


Section B: Literary and Heritage Texts

Schemes under construction

Additional Text Resources

Macbeth New Section


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