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OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use

pdodd | Sunday January 01, 2017

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare

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  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | How to Use
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Contents of Poems
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Conflict and Power
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • OCR GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry | Glossary

Introduction

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

OCR Unseen Poetry

Learners engage with a range of poems to discover how understanding of one poem is illuminated by its relationship with another. This prepares them for making comparisons between a studied poem from their poetry cluster and a thematically linked unseen poem in the exam.

The three OCR cluster choices are:

  • Love and Relationships
  • Conflict
  • Youth and Age

For students taking the OCR specification this anthology includes relevant selections in Youth and Age, Love and Relationships and Conflict and Power and further study could include the selections titled Time and Place and Natural World. Within these last two sections, some of these poems such as Talking after Christmas Blues and Yew Tree Guest House fit into one of the three clusters. 

Within this Anthology there is advice given to you on how to prepare and teach the unseen poetry element and a range of poems across five themes which you 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 each of the exam boards.  You are advised to model their teaching based on the OCR specification which they are using. There is also a glossary of poetry terms and a list of possible resources.

The Unseen Poetry for OCR is part of Paper Two Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare.

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