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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...

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OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 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, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Section A Part A

This scheme of work focuses upon the skills required for the unseen poetry question in section A of the paper. The Sample Questions at the end of the unit refer to the anthology poems so it is recommended...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme 2 »

jallen | Wednesday October 14, 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, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Liz Lochhead, Poem for My Sister, Pastan, To A Daughter Leaving Home, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Paper 2 Section C

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 32 marks, with the whole...
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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Tuesday October 13, 2015

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry, Component 2: Prose, Drama and Unseen Poetry Schemes, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Gunn, Considering the Snail, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Morgan, A Gull, Sandburg, Sketch, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Unseen Poetry - Component 2 Part C

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 40 marks, with the whole paper being awarded up to 120 marks.
  • This section is worth 20% of the overall GCSE Literature...
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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

jallen | Friday October 09, 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, Blake, The Sick Rose, Burns, A Red Red Rose, Downie, Great Grandfather, Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, The Road Not Taken, Hannah, Symptoms, Kemp, I Sing the Battle, Sandburg, Sketch, Ware, On The Verge, Reading, Language Analysis, Understanding Structure, Understanding Vocabulary, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, Textual Analysis


OCR GCSE Eng Lit Component 02: Conflict Anthology Higher Ability Scheme »

Russell Carey | Wednesday October 07, 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, Agard, Flag, Bhatt, Partition, Blake, A Poison Tree, Clarke, Lament, Dharker, Honour Killing, Dickinson, There's a Certain Slant of Light, Douglas, Vergissmeinnicht, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Heaney, Blackberry Picking, Punishment, Lamb, Envy, Levertov, What Were They Like?, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth, Disabled, Shapcott, Phrase Book, Wordsworth, Boat Stealing, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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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 this resource, there have been no live materials. The first question papers will be taken in the summer of 2017. When working with particular year groups,...

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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

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  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...

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

Shane Richardson | Tuesday June 16, 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 Conflict Cluster, Blake, A Poison Tree, Carson, Belfast Confetti, Casey, The Class Game, Clarke, Catrin, Hardy, The Man He Killed, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Rossetti, Cousin Kate, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Wordsworth, The Prelude, Zephaniah, No Problem, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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How is this unit assessed?

  • A 2 hour 15 minute written examination.
  • It counts for 50% of the GCSE English Literature qualification.

Overview of the Unit Content

This unit asks students to study a 19th century novel and a poetry collection from the Pearson...

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AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Scheme »

Sarah Battams | Monday March 02, 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, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Love and Relationships Cluster, Writing, Poetry Analysis


AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Alex Bull | Tuesday February 03, 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, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Poetry Analysis

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What’s Assessed

  • Modern texts
  • Poetry
  • Unseen poetry

How it’s Assessed:

  • 2 hour 15 minute written exam
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Exam Questions

Section A Modern texts: students will answer one essay question from a choice of two on their studied modern prose

or

drama text.

Section B Poetry: students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the...

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WJEC Eng Lit Paper 3: Controlled Assessments Linked Texts Guide »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday October 21, 2014

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Poetry Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama

This Controlled Assessment can also be used for GCSE English. It requires students to study a Shakespeare play (any except Othello or Much Ado About Nothing) and a cluster of fifteen poems from the WJEC poetry anthology (poems are allocated to set clusters by the board, according to theme – this changes annually and is notified in advance, to allow for completion in year 10 for submission in year 11).

The specification changes require students to...

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AQA LITB1 Aspects of Narrative Select Poems of Robert Frost »

Steph Atkinson | Sunday August 31, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Frost, Frost's Selected Poems, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Overview

These 9 commentaries on the poems of Robert Frost are intended to function in two ways: as generic sets of notes for teaching any of these poems at GCSE or A Level, and, predominantly, as teaching notes for the AQA AS level unit, LITB1, ‘Aspects of Narrative’.

They can be used for both Section A and Section B of the LITB1 exam, since Frost can be used in either section. They focus on the following assessment...

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A level English Literature Guide to John Donne Selected Poems »

Theresa Sowerby | Wednesday August 20, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Donne, Selected Poems, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA4, OCR A Level English Literature, F664, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, OCR A Level

The following guide to Donne’s poems is designed to give examples both of close reading and of links between the poems. It will be useful for teachers of WJEC Lit 4 and for anyone considering Donne as a choice for A2 coursework e.g. for the poetry element of Unit 4 OCR.

Contents

  1. Biography and context
  2. The Metaphysical poets
  3. Approaching a Donne poem – A Valediction of Weeping
  4. Key Characteristics of Donne’s poetry
  5. Variety of Attitudes to love –...
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GCSE Guide AQA ‘Moon on the Tides’ Poetry Anthology Relationship Cluster »

Shane Richardson | Wednesday July 30, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Pre-2015 Anthologies, AQA Moon On The Tides, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Introduction to The Relationship Cluster

All of the poems in this cluster have been placed together because they share a common theme: that theme is relationships. Relationships are something of which we all have different experiences. Some relationships are very positive and help the people in those relationships to grow; others are more destructive and damage those involved in them....

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IGCSE English Literature 0486 Teacher’s Guide to Poems of Thomas Hardy »

Paul Merrell | Thursday July 24, 2014

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, Cambridge iGCSE English Literature, English Literature 0486, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Hardy, Selection, Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Poetry Analysis

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Introduction

When you begin teaching the Cambridge IGCSE English Literature, you have a choice as to which texts your students will study in order to complete the poetry part of the examination. You can choose to teach a selection of poems by Thomas Hardy:

  • Neutral Tones
  • ‘I Look into My Glass’
  • Drummer Hodge
  • The Darkling Thrush
  • On the Departure Platform
  • The Pine Planters
  • The Convergence of the Twain
  • The Going
  • The Voice
  • At the...
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EDEXCEL IGCSE Guide to Paper 3 Poetry Coursework »

Paul Merrell | Thursday June 12, 2014

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 3 Poetry Coursework, Hot Entries, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Introduction

I’m going to level with you, the Edexcel IGCSE English Literature examination paper makes me very nervous indeed. We’ve been preparing students to undertake this examination for several years now – using the full range of available texts to try to see if there are any patterns to achievement – and, as every member of my department would testify to, we still do not feel especially confident we can predict how individual students will...

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AQA AS Eng Lit Guide LITA 1b World War One Literature »

Julie Richardson | Tuesday April 29, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, Drama, Journey's End, Black'ell and Survivors, Hot Entries, Poetry, Kipling, My Boy Jack, Larkin, MCMXIV, Sassoon, Suicide in the Trenches , World War One, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis

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Resources for Exploring Wider Reading

This resource is designed to expose students to a wide range of WW1 Literature, intending to give them a broad and useful understanding and appreciation of the texts and their context. The texts selected in this scheme of work focus on the Poetry...

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An AQA English Literature LTA1A Guide: Victorian Literature »

David Dunford | Friday April 04, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Tennyson, Prose, Victorian Literature, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Distant though the Victorian era may seem to most young people today, it is of enormous importance in being the origin of many of the things we now take for granted – in terms of technological development, changes in society and in attitudes and beliefs. It was a period of massive changes, which many people resisted or tried to ignore. Not surprisingly, many writers tried to draw the public’s attention to their...

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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...
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AQA English Literature A: LTA1B World War One Literature »

David Dunford | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, World War One, Writing, Literary Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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There can be little doubt why so much has been – and continues to be - written about WW1, both at the time and in the nearly 100 years since it began. Perhaps the reasons can be divided into two groups.

No conflict like it had ever occurred before:

  • The numbers of people involved.
  • The appalling conditions, particular on the Western Front.
  • The growing sense of waste and futility.
  • The loss of vast numbers, sometimes significant...
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A Level English Guide to T. S. Eliot: Introduction and Guide to Four Early Poems »

Theresa Sowerby | Wednesday April 02, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, Portrait of a Lady, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Preludes, Rhapsody on a Windy Night, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB2, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB4, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level


AQA AS LITB1 Narrative Poems: John Keats »

Theresa Sowerby | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Poetry, Keats, Lamia, Le Belle Dame sans Merci, The Eve of St Agnes, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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This guide has been written with the requirements of AQA Specification B AS Unit 1 (LITB1): Asppects of Narrative in mind, but almost all of the materials could also be used for any study of Keats’s poems, e.g. for AS or A2 coursework or unseen poetry appreciation.

Introduction

The three set poems could be studied on many levels but, for the purpose of Unit 1, it is important that students keep their focus on the way Keats...

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A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Section B (from 2013): Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Drama, The Rivals, Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, Writing, Comparing & Contrasting, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Language & Literature, WJEC A Level English Literature, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale with Comparative Notes for Sheridan’s The Rivals

Introduction

This guide covers Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, both the Prologue and Tale, and focuses of the A2 OCR unit F663, Section B – but the guide should prove very useful to anyone teaching these Chaucer texts for any other exam board. The OCR unit itself requires a comparison with another text, and in this guide, that text is...

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WJEC GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Different Cultures Prose and Contemporary Poetry »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday January 29, 2014

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 1 Prose and Poetry , Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Of Mice and Men, To Kill A Mockingbird, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis

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Preparing Students for WJEC English Literature Paper 1: Different Cultures Prose and Contemporary Poetry

Note: This guide refers to the current specification, being examined for the final time in 2014.

This closed book examination assesses students’ understanding of a set “different cultures? text and their ability to analyse and compare a pair of unseen contemporary poems. The set prose texts for the “different...

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A GCSE Guide to AQA Unit 2: Poetry Across Time | Introduction »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 14, 2014

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Flag, Anthologies, Armitage, Out of the Blue, Dharker, The Right Word, Hardi, At the Border, Minhinnick, The Yellow Palm, Sheers, Mametz Wood, Weir, Poppies, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Comparing & Contrasting, Poetry Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides

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1. Introduction
2. Out of the Blue
3. Flag
4. Mametz Wood
5. The Yellow Palm
6. The Right Word
7. At the Border
8. Poppies
9. Exam Technique
10. Sample Exam Questions


AQA Anthology Poems

“Moon on the Tides: Conflict Cluster”

Introduction to the Conflict Cluster

All of the poems in this cluster have been placed together because they share a common theme: that theme is conflict. Each of the different...

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A Teacher’s Guide to OCR AS F661 Section A: Poetry »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday December 03, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Introduction

In theory, answering Section A – the Poetry question – of F661 should be a fairly straightforward affair. After all, the pupils have had the opportunity to prepare the poems in advance and, as the life of the specification rolls on, the number of potential poems left to be chosen decreases. Likewise, the actual poem is published for the pupils in the examination – there are no hours upon countless hours of...

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WJEC GCSE English Literature Guide to Unseen Poetry Unit 1 SOW »

Laura Curran | Monday November 25, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 1 Prose and Poetry

Introduction

This scheme of work addresses the skills required for Section B of the Unit 1 Literature examination.  As the question remains the same each year, this unit is geared towards addressing the question, tackling each bullet point in the question and equipping the students with the skills to handle each bullet point.  Where possible, resources have been included, but there are places where the poems themselves will be needed.  Poems have been...

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Edexcel iGCSE English and English Literature Guide to Anthology Texts »

Steph Atkinson | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL iGCSE, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Language, Paper 1 Reading and Writing, Paper 2 Reading and Writing, EDEXCEL iGCSE English Literature, Paper 1 Prose and Drama, Paper 2 Poetry Unseen, Hot Entries, Media & Non-Fiction, Analysing Media & Non-Fiction, Poetry, Anthologies, Pre-2015 Anthologies, Edexcel iGCSE Anthology, Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Media Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis

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Overview and Guide to Grids for the Edexcel Anthology Texts

These teaching grids can be used with any GCSE syllabus for which the analysis of non-fiction, media, poetry or prose is required. Whilst initially intended for those pupils sitting the Edexcel English Language and English Literature iGCSE / Certificates, they have been created to work across all exam boards and to be multi-purpose, hopefully providing a worthwhile...

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Preparing students for WJEC English Literature Paper 3: Controlled Assessments - Linked Texts »

Beth Kemp | Sunday October 20, 2013

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama

This Controlled Assessment can also be used for GCSE English. It requires students to study a Shakespeare play (any except Othello or Much Ado About Nothing) and a cluster of fifteen poems from the WJEC poetry anthology (poems are allocated to set clusters by the board, according to theme – this changes annually and is notified in advance, to allow for completion in year 10 for submission in year 11).

The specification changes require students to...

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A Teacher’s Guide to OCR AS F662: Literature Post-1900 »

Paul Merrell | Friday October 18, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Re-Creative Writing, OCR A Level English Literature, F662, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Introduction

This is, by far, my favourite unit to teach across OCR’s A Level – and it is the one that, most fairly, seems to reward the hard work of the pupil.

Whereas the F661 and F663 examination units can be, understandably, nerve-wracking affairs, and the F664 coursework requires a complex juggling act of a range of challenging texts, F662 feels pleasantly straightforward. What’s more, the fact it is worth 40% of...

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A Level English Literature Study Guide to The Poems of Emily Dickinson »

Theresa Sowerby | Wednesday September 04, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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Note: This guide is primarily aimed at students studying for Section A of the OCR AS English Literature Paper F661 but it would be equally useful for many A level coursework modules for Edexcel, WJEC or AQA where the student can choose their texts.

Contents

  1. Introduction and...
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A Level English Language & Literature ELLA3 Revision Guide »

Beth Kemp | Tuesday May 21, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Prose, Analysing Prose, Writing, Analytical Writing, Comparative Analysis, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Linguistic Analysis, Non-Fiction Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Speech Analysis, Transformative or Editorial Writing, Transcribed Conversations, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AQA A Level English Literature Guide to LITB3 Section A: Text & Genres Exam Techniques »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday May 15, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Essays, Literary Analysis, Persuasive Writing, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, Rhetoric Analysis, Speech Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

  • Throughout this guide, a past exam-style question based on the play Macbeth has been used to illustrate ideas, but these have been written in a way that will allow you easily to transfer the idea to any other exam text, whether another ‘Gothic’ text or Pastoral.
  • To achieve a high grade in your exam answer, one major precondition exists:
    • That you know your text well.

If that condition has been met, through classroom and personal study along with...

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A Guide to Love Through The Ages »

Ruth Owen | Tuesday April 16, 2013

Categories: Drama, Analysing Drama, A Lady of Letters, Equus, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure For Measure, Othello, Hot Entries, Poetry, Brooke, The Soldier, Eliot, The Waste Land, Graves, Symptoms of Love, Hardy, The Going, Your Last Drive, Heaney, Mid-Term Break, Lamb, The First Tooth, Letts, The Deserter, Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, Prose, Enduring Love, Great Expectations, On Chesil Beach, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Prose Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature A, LITA3, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level


AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 2 Poetry Relationships Cluster Scheme »

Aimee Williams | Tuesday October 23, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Pre-2015 Anthologies, AQA Moon On The Tides, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis


AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 3b Sister Maude Monologue Scheme »

Aimee Williams | Tuesday October 23, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 3 Significance of Shakespeare, Hot Entries, Poetry, Rossetti, Sister Maude, Writing, Analytical Writing, Poetry Analysis


A Guide to OCR A2 F663 Drama and Poetry Pre-1800 »

Paul Merrell | Tuesday October 16, 2012

Categories: Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Analytical Writing, Drama Analysis, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level

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1. Introduction
2. Section A: Shakespeare
3. Section B: Drama and Poetry
4. Exemplars
5. Conclusion


Introduction

I think it is important to acknowledge at the outset that this is not an especially easy examination for which to prepare students. In my experience, no matter how much work you do with them on your chosen texts, even the most diligent and able of your pupils are going to enter the exam room with somewhat of a sense of...

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A Guide to Animal Farm »

winwoodedu | Wednesday October 03, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Prose, Animal Farm, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664

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AQA English Literature GCSE

3d Unit 4: Approaching Shakespeare and the English Literary Heritage

AQA English GCSE

3c Unit 3 Understanding and producing creative texts

AO1: respond to texts critically & imaginatively; select & evaluate textual details to illustrate & support interpretations
AO2: explain how...

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One need not be a Chamber »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday September 03, 2012

Categories: Poetry, Dickinson, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Poetry Analysis, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level


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A Selection of Poems

Based on the requirements of OCR unit F661.

Note: individual analyses with potential links with other poems marked in blue.

Contents

  1. Poem 258: There’s a certain Slant of Light
  2. Poem 280: I felt a Funeral in my Brain
  3. Poem 341: After great pain, a formal feeling comes
  4. Poem 465: I heard a...
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A Guide to Romeo and Juliet »

Steph Atkinson | Wednesday April 18, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Romeo & Juliet, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, Browning, Sonnet 43, Marvel, To His Coy Mistress, Owen, Futility, Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis, Poetry Analysis, AQA English Literature, Unit 4 Approaching Shakespeare, WJEC GCSE English Literature, Unit 3 Poetry and Drama, AQA Moon On The Tides

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Love and Conflict

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare explores several themes but perhaps the twin themes of love and conflict were uppermost in his mind when he conceived and wrote the play. At GCSE, the play is often used as part of a controlled assessment...

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A Guide to Thomas Hardy’s Poems | Aspects of Narrative »

Jonathan Peel | Monday October 03, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Hardy, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1

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The following guide would be useful for AQA LITB1, Aspects of Narrative but also for many other A level (and GCSE) units, where Hardy’s poems might be studied.

  • Neutral Tones
  • The Darkling Thrush
  • ­At Castle Boterel
  • ­The Voice
  • ­Drummer Hodge
  • ­In Church
  • ­The Oxen

To many, Hardy is a genius, worthy of the highest respect as a technician in his poetry: a poet able to move his readers deeply often by his portrayal of ordinary people and events, both...

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A Guide to William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience »

Jonathan Peel | Monday October 03, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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Introducing William Blake

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The course discussed in these notes is designed as a short course of enrichment and development of skills of poetry analysis based in a personal response to pairs of poems from the Songs of Innocence and Experience.

It is not designed to cover too many of the poems, but rather to spark interest and enthusiasm.

It can...

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A Guide to Selected Poems of W.B. Yeats »

winwoodedu | Wednesday September 21, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Yeats, W.B. Yeats, Writing, Poetry Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET04, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level


Working with Poetry »

Beth Kemp | Wednesday June 15, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Writing, Poetry Analysis, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development

Many specifications require students to work with poetry, whether that’s developing familiarity with particular works of poetry, responding effectively to unseen poems, or (often) both.  Simply ‘going through’ a poem in class is not possible for every text students will need to work with during the course.  Sometimes a particular approach is the obvious one to take because of the demands of the specification, but often a poem simply needs to be read...

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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


AQA GCSE English Literature | Student Guide to Poetry Essays »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday March 16, 2011

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, Hot Entries, Poetry, Writing, Essays, Poetry Analysis

This guide is aimed at GCSE English and English Literature students in Year 11 and, although based on poetry, it contains much of value regarding general essay writing skills and the use of the key essay writing “P.E.E / P.Q.C? technique.

Its strength perhaps is that it is based on an average student’s writing rather than that of a top grade student, as is often the case with published exemplars. This, it is hoped, will allow students of a variety of...

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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.

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...

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Poetic Techniques Stealing and My Last Duchess »

Steph Atkinson | Monday November 09, 2009

Categories: Poetry, Trial, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Poetic Techniques used in Stealing and My Last Duchess

Write examples of the poetic technique on the left from the two poems.

There may be just one example or several. Include as many as you can.

Leave the space blank if there are no examples of the technique in the poem.

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Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 130 Comparison Grid »

Steph Atkinson | Thursday November 05, 2009

Categories: Poetry, Shakespeare, Writing, Poetry Analysis

Comparative Analysis

Complete the following grid in as much detail as possible. Try to include different interpretations. If you’re not sure have a guess – but make sure you can back up your ideas from the text. Make sure that as well as finding the techniques, you comment on their effects/significance.

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Sonnet 130 Collapsed »

Steph Atkinson | Thursday November 05, 2009

Categories: Poetry, Shakespeare, Writing, Poetry Analysis

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