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Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 03, 2017

Categories: KS4, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Literature CIE 0477, Overviews, Poetry

Unseen Poetry Anthology

  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | How to use
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | Youth and Age
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | Time and Place
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | Conflict and Power
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | Natural World
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen Poetry | Love and Relationships
  • Cambridge IGCSE 9–1 English Literature 0477 Unseen...
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Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser »

Lauran Hampshire-Dell | Thursday September 21, 2017

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Literature 2015, Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry , Poetry, Anthologies, AQA Anthology, AQA Power and Conflict Cluster

  • AQA Power and Conflict Knowledge Organiser



WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 1: Macbeth Scheme »

Shane Richardson | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature 2015, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry, Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Schemes, Drama, Macbeth, Hot Entries, Poetry, Agard, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Writing, Drama Analysis

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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Component 1: Shakespeare and Poetry Assessment Pack

GCSE Overview

The qualification is made up of two externally-assessed components: Component 1 and Component 2. Both components allow learners to show their depth and breadth of knowledge through varied assessments.

This specification has been designed on the basis that learners’ reading should be of whole texts.

Learners are required to study the following content:

  • at least one play by Shakespeare
  • at least one 19th century novel
  • a...
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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

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  • 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: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Julia Allen | 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

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

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 that the pupils have studied at least some of them prior to this unit.

The Poetry Section...

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

Julia Allen | 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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  • AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

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 paper being awarded up to 96 marks.

Summary of the Exam

The assessment is two hours and 15...

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Julia Allen | 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

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

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 percentage.

Summary of the Exam

The assessment is two hours and 30 minutes in duration...

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Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme »

Julia Allen | 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

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

Associated Resources

  • Worksheet 1.docx
  • Worksheet 1 Level 1-3.docx
  • Worksheet 2.docx
  • Worksheet 3.docx
  • Worksheet 4.docx
  • Worksheet 5.docx
  • Teacher’s Copy Worksheet 5.docx
  • Success in the Unseen Poetry Section.pptx

Unseen Poetry - Section B Part 2

  • This scheme of work focuses upon the unseen poetry section of the paper.
  • It is worth a total of 20 marks, with the whole paper being awarded up to 80 marks.
  • This section is worth 12.5% of...
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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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  • 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 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, teachers should refer to the relevant year’s specification.

The resource concentrates on...

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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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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

Guide Navigation

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

Associated Resources

  • How to Deconstruct a Poem.pdf
  • Special Feature Card.docx

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 anthology. 

The Aims of the Unit

This unit is designed to assess, and provide students with...

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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

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  1. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Scheme
  2. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Lessons 1-8
  3. AQA GCSE Eng Lit Paper 2: Love and Relationships Anthology Lessons 9-16
  4. AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2: Modern Texts & Poetry Assessment Pack

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

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GCSE English Literature Unseen Poetry Puzzle Activity »

aborland | Wednesday October 15, 2014

Categories: KS4, Poetry, Blake, The Sick Rose, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development

This activity is taken from the Plenary in Lesson One of the Edexcel GCSE Eng Lit Component 2: Unseen Poetry Scheme.

Decide on your Poem

Choose a poem you are studying that you want the students to analyse. This scheme is looking at ‘The Sick Rose’ by William Blake.

Draw some jigsaw puzzle pieces on the board and ask students to do the same in their books.

Pose the question “What pieces make up ‘The Sick Rose’ puzzle?” Ask students to insert some of the possible meanings of the poem onto each puzzle piece.

Discuss the effects...

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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 objectives:

  • AO1 - Articulate, creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts,...
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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 – connections and groupings
  6. A Closer Look at five love poems:
    • The Sunne Rising
    • The Apparition...
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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

Associated Resources

  • AQA English Literature unit 2 mark scheme.pdf

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. This cluster of poems in the AQA anthology is concerned with how different relationships...

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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 Word ‘Farewell’
  • During Wind and Rain
  • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
  • No...
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OCR A2 Unit F663 Guide to John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ »

Sarah Knightley | Friday June 27, 2014

Categories: Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, OCR A Level, OCR A Level Pre-2015 Resources, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, Drama, Tis Pity She's a Whore, Hot Entries, Poetry, Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Writing, Drama Analysis

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Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson One, Two and Three
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Four, Five and Six
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Seven, Eight and Nine
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Ten, Eleven and Twelve
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen
Tis Pity She’s a Whore Lesson Nineteen, Twenty and Twenty One

Associated Resources

  • OCR A Level English Literature Specification.pdf

Exemplar Past Paper Questions

Drama Comparisons

    ...
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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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Associated Resources

  • World War One Literature Scheme of Work.docx
  • Extract From Black’ell and Survivors.pdf
  • Group Task One WWI What I Know.docx

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 and Drama wider reading requirements of the Section A: Contextual Linking of AQA LTA1...

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A Level Teacher’s Guide to T. S. Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

Paul Merrell | Monday April 14, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET01, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA1, AQA A Level English Literature A, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, OCR A Level English Literature, F661, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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I love teaching this text; in fact, I see it as one of the most versatile (and important) things that I deliver across all of my KS5 classes – be it A Level, Pre-U or on the IB.

I know Eliot’s poetry appears in various forms across a wide range of specifications and courses, but I more often than not teach this poem as either a comparative coursework text or, more generally, as key AO4 information for any Modernist writer. I don’t know how, for example, you could prepare a class on Waugh’s A Handful of...

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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 significance.

  • The effects of the Industrial Revolution; growth of cities and agricultural...
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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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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 parts of a community, with few signs of progress.
  • The sense that some people profited...
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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

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Guide Navigation

  1. Introduction
  2. A Guide to Reading Four Early Poems
  3. Grouping The Poems - Key Features



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 has used narrative, being aware of the methods the poet has constructed this, the likely...

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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 Sheridan’s The Rivals – thus, teachers will find much that is useful for this play here...

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A Level English Literature Guide to T S Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land »

Theresa Sowerby | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Eliot, The Waste Land, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL03, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, WJEC A Level

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The following is not a detailed study guide to the whole text of The Waste Land but a number of suggestions about how to tackle this often truly exciting yet notoriously challenging text so as to enable students to answer effectively on it without becoming overwhelmed by real or preconceived difficulties. The guide would be suited to many A level English Literature courses (AQA, WJEC, OCR or Edexcel).

Introducing the Poem

Readers will usually respond more fruitfully if they have some prior experience of Eliot’s...

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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 cultures” aspect are: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Anita and Me by Meera Syal, To Kill...

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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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Guide Navigation

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 poems, in their own ways, explores an element of conflict. The challenge for you is to...

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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 ‘quotation memorization’ required. Finally, with some judicious revision and...

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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 taken from previous exam board anthologies and most are readily available online.

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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 and timesaving resource. A free copy of the anthology is available from the Edexcel...

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A Level English Literature Guide to Teaching Chaucer Background Lessons »

Jennifer Webb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, Writing, Literary Analysis, AQA A Level English Language & Literature A, ELLA4, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB4, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, EDEXCEL A Level English Language & Literature, 6EL02, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level

Introduction




A Level English Literature Guide to Teaching Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale SOW »

Jennifer Webb | Wednesday October 23, 2013

Categories: Hot Entries, Poetry, Chaucer, The Pardoner's Tale, Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis, EDEXCEL A Level English Literature, 6ET03, AQA A Level English Language & Literature B, ELLB3, OCR A Level English Literature, F663, WJEC A Level English Literature, LT4, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, EDEXCEL A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level

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Introduction

When Chaucer is to be taught, then ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ is something a gift for an A Level student: it is short, simple and highly accessible; and yet it simultaneously offers a wealth of rich language for analysis. Themes including greed, death, betrayal and blasphemy are ripe for advanced level discussion and I have always found that, despite the 14th Century setting, the story is a universal one which students find easy to understand and explore.

When studying an A Level Literature text, nothing...

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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 demonstrate that they have studied the entire play and a full cluster of poems, although the CA...

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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 your pupils’ marks makes it a unit for which it is well worth ensuring you prepare them...

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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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Introduction and Biography | Features of Dickinson’s Style | Themes and Subject Matter | Poem by Poem Analysis | Sample Answer

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 Biography
  2. Features of Dickinson’s Style
  3. Themes and Subject Matter
  4. Poem by Poem Analysis of 10...
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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

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  1. Introduction to ELLA3 Revision Guide
  2. ELLA3 Answering the Comparative Analysis Question
  3. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Question
  4. ELLA3 Comparative Analysis Exemplar Response
  5. ELLA3 Answering the Adaptation Question
  6. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar Cupcakes Response
  7. ELLA3 Adaptation Exemplar House Somewhere Response
  8. ELLA3 Adaptation Checklist

This pack is to be used in conjunction with the ELLA3 paper set in Jan 2013 (the first with the new set sections in Section B), currently available on eAQA under ‘secure key materials’. It will...

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GCSE English Literature Guide Close Reading Techniques »

Steve Campsall | Wednesday May 15, 2013

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Generic Skills, Edexcel GCSE Skills Resources, OCR GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, Drama, Analysing Drama, Hot Entries, Poetry, Yeats, W.B. Yeats, Prose, Analysing Prose, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, AQA GCSE Generic Skills, AQA GCSE Skills Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE Generic Skills, OCR GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE Generic Skills, WJEC GCSE Skills Resources, WJEC GCSE English Literature

Teacher’s Note

This guide has been tested successfully with students and gives them ways for them to develop a much deeper response to literature, with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on poetry. It also shows how to analyse at the levels of form, structure and language – the first two of which seem to cause near universal difficulties.

The various elements within the guide can easily be adapted either for direct student use (i.e. as a stand-alone revision guide) or for classroom use, where the various activities and examples can be...

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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

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  1. Studying For The Exam
  2. Examples From Literature
  3. About The Exam
  4. Further Reading
  5. The Examination
  6. Symptoms of Love, Graves
  7. On Chesil Beach
  8. The First Tooth, Lamb
  9. The Deserter
  10. The Soldier, Brooke
  11. A Lady of Letters
  12. Sonnet 130, Shakespeare
  13. Measure for Measure
  14. Hamlet
  15. Othello
  16. King Lear
  17. Equus
  18. Great Expectations
  19. Enduring Love
  20. Mid-Term Break, Heaney
  21. Your Last Drive
  22. The Going
  23. The Waste Land, Elliot

Studying For The Exam

The title of this AQA A2 Unit is Reading for Meaning – Love through the Ages. It is worth taking a moment to...

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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

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Scheme

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 2 Relationships Cluster Scheme.docx

Associated Resources

Introduction

  • Code Breaker.docx
  • Intro.ppt
  • Themes.docx
  • Intro Poems.docx

‘Brothers’ by Andrew Forster

  • Brothers.ppt
  • Brothers Cloze.docx
  • Brothers Timeline.docx
  • Brothers Quiz.docx
  • STIRRL.docx

‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell

  • Nettles.ppt
  • Crunch Student Copy.doc
  • Crunch Teacher Copy IWB.doc
  • Language Devices in Nettles.pptx
  • Looped.ppt
  • Effects of Language in Nettles.docx

Internet Lesson

  • Task Sheet.docx
  • Nettles Annotated.doc
  • Nettles.docx
  • Example Poem.docx
  • ...
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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

Brief

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Write a monologue for a character from a literary text you have read.

Image: La Ghirlandata by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Scheme

  • AQA GCSE English Literature Unit 3b Sister Maude Monologue Scheme.docx

Associated Resources

  • Punctuation.docx
  • Mono Opening.docx
  • Victorian Female.docx
  • Semi Colon Revision.docx
  • Sister Maude.pptx
  • Reptile - passage from Sister Maude.pptx
  • Reptile.pdf
  • Maude’s Thoughts.docx
  • Imagery Sister Maude.docx
  • Thoughts and Feelings.docx
  • What I need to do for a grade C or above.docx

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A Guide to Victorian Literature LTA1 »

Ruth Owen | Friday October 19, 2012

Categories: Poetry, Browning, Hardy, Rossetti, Tennyson, Prose, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Victorian Literature, Wuthering Heights, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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Guide Navigation

  1. A Guide to Queen Victoria’s Reign
  2. Prose
  3. Poetry
  4. Drama
  5. Non-Fiction
  6. Examination
  7. Assessment Objectives, Exemplar & Contextual Linking



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 unease; indeed, I’ve found that the more hard-work the pupil puts in, the more ideas...

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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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Introduction and Biography | Features of Dickinson’s Style | Themes and Subject Matter | Poem by Poem Analysis | Sample Answer

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 Fly buzz – when I died –
  5. Poem 501: This World is not Conclusion
  6. Poem 510: It was not...
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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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Part 1 Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet | Part 2 Marvel’s To His Coy Mistress
Part 3 Browning’s Sonnet 43 | Part 4 Owen’s Futility
Part 5 Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade

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 task in which students explore the presentation of one of these themes and compare it with...

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AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology Powerpoints »

Jo Winwood | Tuesday January 31, 2012

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Poetry, Anthologies, AQA English, AQA English Language , AQA English Literature, Unit 2 Poetry Across Time, AQA Moon On The Tides

Guide Navigation

  1. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Relationship PPTs
  2. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Character and Voice PPTs
  3. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Place PPTs
  4. AQA Moon on the Tides Anthology - Conflict PPTs

Relationship Powerpoints

This anthology is used for the following courses:

GCSE English Spec Code 4700
GCSE English Language Spec Code 4705
GCSE English Literature Spec Code 4710

The Anthology can also be used for Controlled Assessments in the following:

GCSE English Literature Unit 5: Exploring poetry
GCSE English...

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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 rendered special by the manner of his telling; to others, his technical ability is never...

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