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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 1-9

Adrian Bower | Wednesday June 24, 2015

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GCSE Overview

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the Eduqas anthology. The anthology is examined in Eduqas GCSE English Literature for teaching from September 2015.

The anthology is assessed in paper 1, entitled Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry. The duration of the paper is 2 hours and it is a closed book examination. The paper as a whole is worth 40% of the GCSE. There are four questions on the examination paper: two on a Shakespeare play, one based on an (extract marked out of 15) and one essay question (marked out of 25); and two on the anthology, one based on a named poem (marked out of 15) and one question based on comparison (marked out of 25).

Assessment Objectives

AO1:  Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to:

  • maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response
  • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.

AO2:  Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.

AO3:  Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.

A specimen paper can be found here.

The anthology, Poetry from 1789 to the Present Day, contains 18 poems; candidates must study all of the poems.

The poems contained within the anthology are:

  • The Manhunt Simon Armitage
  • Sonnet 43 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • London William Blake
  • The Soldier Rupert Brooke
  • She Walks in Beauty Lord Byron
  • Living Space Imtiaz Dharker
  • As Imperceptibly as Grief Emily Dickinson
  • Cozy Apologia Rita Dove
  • Valentine Carol Ann Duffy
  • A Wife in London Thomas Hardy
  • Death of a...

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