Edexcel Unseen Poetry Teaching Companion (2015 exams)

As a tutor who is new to the Unseen Poetry aspect of the Edexcel specification, I found it invaluable and would definitely buy and recommend it. D Massey, English Tutor & Independent Reviewer
Poets covered:
  1. Robert Frost
  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. Seamus Heaney
  4. Maya Angelou
  5. Siegfried Sassoon
  6. DH Lawrence
  7. Margaret Atwood
  8. Thomas Hardy
  9. Charles Causley
  10. Sarojini Naidu
  11. Emily Dickinson
  12. Ted Hughes
  13. John Clare
  14. Edgar Allan Poe
  15. Helen Dunmore

A comprehensive companion for anyone teaching the new GCSE Edexcel English Literature specifications which includes 15 set poets as part of the Unit 2 unseen poetry element (exams from 2015).

The resource covers all set 15 poets in a student-friendly tone and well-structured formatted. For every set poet the resource offers:

  1. Vital information to understand the poet and their poetic style (a brief biography, a list of suggested poems for students to explore, a description of the poet’s typical style and subject matter)
  2. Activities for students to analyse one poem
  3. A sample response to an exam question to demonstrate how to approach this exam and a practice exam question to complete

Also includes tips for studying poetry, help on meeting the Assessment Objectives and a glossary.