Love and Relationships: Poetry Anthology Resource Pack for GCSE AQA
Explore your chosen cluster of poems with these student-friendly packs. Visual overviews, analysis, mind maps and exam preparation lead students through each poem and theme in the GCSE AQA Poetry Anthology. Everything you need to tackle these poems in class, for homework or as revision.
A fantastic resource, fully comprehensive, easy to use but still thorough
Will save me (and many other teachers) a great deal of time
1. Detailed Individual and Whole-anthology Analysis!
- Develop understanding of each poem with insightful and thorough analysis. Each poem is concisely summarised in a visual overview sheet, then investigated in depth.
- Take a broader look by exploring key themes, ideas and issues shared across the anthology.
- Key quotation analysis included throughout.
The educational value of this resource is immense. It breaks down the key features of each poem and the relevant terminology for the examination criteria
2. Effective AO Support!
- Differentiated questions to deepen understanding and encourage informed, personal responses needed to hit AO1.
- Use short comprehension questions for homework or quick-fire classwork and ‘deeper thinking’ questions to stretch and challenge high flyers!
- AO2 focused ‘Language Close-up’ and analysis – provides insight on key literary and linguistic features.
- Valuable contextual and biographical info for each poem to meet AO3 requirements.
- PLUS! ‘Link’ boxes and comparative mind maps help students discover connections and comparisons across poems.
Matches the new specification really well and is closely focused on the material that AQA has released so far
3. Excellent Exam Prep!
- Original exam-style essay questions with indicative content – great practice for the real thing!
- Helpful exam tips and guidance so students can develop and refine exam technique.
- Suggested answers for questions and activities – makes peer- or self-marking simple.
- Includes two sample essay answers per pack with examiner commentary and AO mark-up – students find out what the examiner is looking for and how to improve their answers.
What do teachers say about this resource? (6869)
I think this is a fantastic resource, fully comprehensive, easy to use but still thorough, and it will save me (and many other teachers) a great deal of time.
This resource is incredibly useful for staff starting out teaching the poetry anthology section of the new AQA English Literature specification... The educational value of this resource is immense. It breaks down the key features of each poem and the relevant terminology for the examination criteria... The presentation of the resource is excellent.
A useful resource... especially beneficial to new teachers and teachers who are not as confident with poetry... There are sample answers provided, which will give students a framework to use when writing their own responses. The commentaries provided will also be beneficial to students and staff during the early stages of this specification... I particularly like the overview maps and the ‘make the link’ sections as these will help many students that struggle with poetry.
Overall, I was very impressed with the content of this pack: there is a great deal of useful and useable material. I particularly liked the depth of detail about each of the poems, the suggested answers, the inclusion of suggested pairings and the sample answers... The resource matches the new specification really well and is closely focused on the material that AQA has released so far.
- ‘Before You Were Mine’ by Carol Ann Duffy
- ‘Climbing My Grandfather’ by Andrew Waterhouse
- ‘Eden Rock’ by Charles Causley
- ‘Follower’ by Seamus Heaney
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- GCSE English Poetry Anthology Resource Pack
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- ‘Letters from Yorkshire’ by Maura Dooley
- Love and Relationships
- ‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Shelley
- ‘Mother, any distance’ by Simon Armitage
- ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy
- ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ by Robert Browning
- ‘Singh Song’ by Daljit Nagra
- Sonnet 29 – ‘I think of thee!’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ by Charlotte Mew
- ‘Walking Away’ by Cecil Day Lewis
- ‘When We Two Parted’ by Lord Byron
- ‘Winter Swans’ by Owen Sheers