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Eduqas GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry

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Introduction

Unseen poetry is an element in all the Eduqas specification for English Literature (9-1).

This assessment will ask learners to consider two unseen poems from the 20th and/or 21st centuries. In the first question, learners will be asked to write about a previously unseen poem. In the second question, learners will be asked to write about a second previously unseen poem, and compare it to the first.

Learners will be expected to consider the content and key ideas of each poem, and the poets’ use of language, structure and form. This section assesses AO1 and AO2.

Within this Anthology there will be advice given to teachers on how to prepare and teach the unseen poetry element and a range of poems across five themes which teachers can use with supporting information on meaning and some discussion points for the classroom. Following on from this a range of assessment tasks with mark schemes are included for the Eduqas exam.

Responding to unseen poetry in general

GCSE English Literature poetry assesses the extent to which candidates can develop an informed, personal, critical response to a poem, considering some of the ways in which the writer has presented their ideas. The response also assesses the ability to make comparisons and links across poems.

This is shown in the two assessment objectives for unseen poetry:

  • AO1 read, understand and respond to texts, maintaining a critical style and developing an informed...

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