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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Poetry Anthology Relationships Collection »

aborland | Friday November 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789, Component 2: 19th Century Novel and Poetry since 1789 Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Edexcel Anthology, Edexcel Relationships Cluster, Armitage, The Manhunt, Baillie, A Child to His Sick Grandfather, Browning, Sonnet 43, Cooper-Clarke, I Wanna Be Yours, De Kok, My Father Would Not Show Us, Duffy, Valentine, Hadfield, Love's Dog, Keats, Le Belle Dame sans Merci, Wordsworth, A Complaint, Zephaniah

Guide Navigation

  • Edexcel GCSE English Literature Component 2: 19th-century Novel & Poetry since 1789 Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology Sample Question Lesson 5.docx

Qualification Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in English Literature are to enable students to:

  • Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading;
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able...
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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Power and Conflict Anthology Scheme »

Mia Sneyd | Wednesday October 21, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Checking Out Me History, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Power and Conflict Cluster, Armitage, Remains, Blake, London, Browning, My Last Duchess, Dharker, Tissue, Duffy, War Photographer, Garland, Kamikaze, Heaney, Storm on the Island, Hughes, Bayonet Charge, Owen, Exposure, Rumens, The Emigree, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Shelley, Ozymandias, Weir, Poppies, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Writing, Poetry Analysis

This guide contains ideas and resources for teaching the poems in the ‘Power and Conflict’ cluster of the AQA Poems Past and Present anthology. The anthology is examined in AQA GCSE English Literature (8702) for teaching from September 2015.

The anthology is assessed in Paper 2 (Modern Texts and Poetry) of the Literature examination. The duration of the paper is 2 hrs 15mins and it is a closed book examination. The paper as a whole is worth 60% of the GCSE. There are four questions on the examination paper: one on modern prose or drama...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Poetry Anthology Love and Relationships Scheme »

Russell Carey | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Categories: KS4, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare, Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, OCR Anthology, OCR Love and Relationships Cluster, Bronte, Love and Friendship, Browning, Now, Charlotte Mew, Fin de Fete, Derek Walcott, Love After Love, Duffy, Warming Her Pearls, Elizabeth Jennings, One Flesh, Hardy, A Broken Appointment, Jackie Kay, Dusting the Phone, James Fenton, In Paris With You, Keats, Larkin, An Arundel Tomb, Liz Lochhead, I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine, Plath, Morning Song, Thomas, The Sorrow of True Love , Tony Harrison, Long Distance II

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  • OCR GCSE English Literature Component 02: Exploring Poetry and Shakespeare Assessment Pack

Introduction

This resource makes reference to the exam board’s published specification, poetry anthology (Towards a World Unknown) and sample assessment materials. At the time of writing, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification.

The resource concentrates on the poems from...

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

Adrian Bower | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Armitage, The Manhunt, Blake, London, Brooke, The Soldier, Browning, Sonnet 43, Dharker, Living Space, Dickinson, As Imperceptibly as Grief, Dove, Cozy Apologia, Duffy, Valentine, Hardy, A Wife in London, Heaney, Death of a Naturalist, Hughes, Hawk Roosting, Keats, To Autumn, Larkin, Afternooons, Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty, Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est, Sheers, Mametz Wood, Shelley, Ozymandias, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Guide Navigation

  1. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 1-9
  2. WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Poetry Anthology Scheme Lessons 10-17
  3. WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack

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...

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AQA English Literature LTA1C Guide: The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature »

David Dunford | Thursday April 03, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Angelou, And Still I Rise, Duffy, Feminine Gospels, Sheers, Skirrid Hill, Writing, Literary Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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What is modern? Strictly since 1900, but most of the texts you study are more recent than that.
Why then? It was the start of more general questioning of attitudes previously assumed to be true. (WW1 was a major catalyst).
What attitudes?

  • Race:  White races superior to all others (and British to be chosen by God to lead the world). British Empire. (Also ethnic or tribal conflict in other areas).
  • Gender: Men to be the breadwinners, the leaders in politics, church, business; women the home makers.
  • Sexuality:...
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Comparative Study | Duffy & Larkin »

Beth Kemp | Monday June 06, 2011

Categories: Poetry, Duffy, Feminine Gospels, Mean Time, Medusa, Larkin, MCMXIV, Whitsun Weddings, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • A Sense of Isolation
  • Theme of Anger
  • Exploration of Relationships
  • Sense of Childhood
  • Ideas of Violence



Duffy -First Love »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, Poetry, Duffy

This poem is not included as a taught poem in the scheme of work, nor is it mentioned on the student handout.  It could be recommended to more able students for the theme of love and romance.

The speaker describes waking to a dream about their first love.  The memory is bittersweet.

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Links to Plath/Larkin: love and romance (Larkin)

Lang-Lit points: similes and metaphors, address, use of tense, lexical choices associated with love/romance (lipstick, flowers)




A Guide to Teaching Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4 »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday March 29, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Duffy, Mean Time, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4

Associated Resources

  • A Guide to Teaching Plath’s Ariel for ELLA4
  • A Guide to Teaching Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings for ELLA4
  • Lang Lit A2 New Coursework Scheme 2011-12.doc
  • Lang Lit A2 Possible Coursework Titles 2011-12.doc

This guide is to support the teaching of Duffy’s Mean Time for ELLA4, together with Plath’s Ariel and Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings.

The unit is called “Comparative Analysis through Independent Study” and is therefore built on an expectation that students will be doing some of the work unsupervised.  To meet that...

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AQA GCSE Literature Anthology Poems »

Richard Gent | Wednesday December 29, 2010

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Checking Out Me History, Anthologies, Armitage, The Clown Punk, Duffy, Medusa, Forster, Horse Whisperer, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides

Click on the links below to access our resources on the following poems.

  • Checking Out Me History - John Agard
  • Medusa - Carol Ann Duffy
  • The Clown Punk - Simon Armitage
  • Horse Whisperer - Andrew Forster

These resources are relevant to the courses listed below:

AQA GCSE English spec code 4700
AQA GCSE English Language spec code 4705
AQA GCSE English Literature spec code 4710

The anthology can also be used for Controlled Assessment in the following:

AQA English Literature Unit 5: Exploring Poetry
AQA English Unit 3: Understanding and...

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