Love through the Ages Pre- and Post-1900 Poetry: Mind Maps and Activities for AS/A Level

Enhances learning by giving students a really clear visual guide to the most important aspects of the different poems... Activities focus students’ understanding on the different AOs to help them tackle the exam. C Webb, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer (Post-1900)
Perfect for Revision!

Target all abilities and learner types with these inspiring and highly visual A3 mind maps for AS and A Level AQA A English Literature. Perfect for consolidation, revision, and encouraging independent learning.

  • Poem-by-poem mind maps provide focused analysis, essential context, and valuable critical perspectives – break down all AOs for accessible and painless revision.
  • Whole-collection mind maps connect elements of literary analysis for full understanding across all poems – essential for the A Level Section C comparison question.
  • Diverse activities including research, discussion and comparative tasks ensure engagement and develop personal and evidenced responses – vital for exam success.
  • Answers included!

Plus! Detailed exam advice for AS and A Level – sample essay extracts clearly demonstrate how to achieve top marks.
A very comprehensive exploration of the poems … The inclusion of suggested answers is useful both to facilitate independent study and to support teachers. R Shakeshaft, Head of English and Independent Reviewer (Post-1900)

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7156)

'An invaluable resource as notes on these poems are difficult to come by! Students really struggle with comparing these poems, and covering all of the main AOs in doing so. They always neglect one, and these mind maps encourage them to learn and cover the AOs in full across the entire anthology... I really liked the use of comparative questions to encourage students to always be mindful of the need to compare... The key terminology is particularly effective as you can never assume that A Level students know the basics! The presentation is really engaging... I also like the useful critical viewpoints and the fact that critics are named - this concurs with advice from AQA that students should be name a critic if they are going to use one... I like the extra mind maps about literary movement and poetic forms as these seem to be the things which my students struggle with the most... This isn't just a gift of notes for students, it requires them to engage fully with the poems and to complete a wide range of challenging tasks. It breaks the elements into manageable sections and encourages students to look at the poem from all angles... A really useful teaching resource and revision guide rolled into one!' K Chanter, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

This resource offers a very comprehensive exploration of the poems in the anthology. The information is helpfully connected to the Assessment Objectives... The inclusion of suggested answers is useful both to facilitate independent study and to support teachers." R Shakeshaft, Head of English and Independent Reviewer

'It enhances learning by giving students a really clear visual guide to the most important aspects of the different poems. There are also activities which will both enhance their understanding of the poems and also focus their understanding on the different AOs to help them tackle the exam.' - C Webb, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7155)

'This resource is excellent! It not only discusses each poem in detail but also forges thematic and contextual links between the poems. I thought the resource was especially strong at explaining the links between literary device usage and a poem's content. I also greatly appreciated the way the resource succinctly introduced and explained words that will help students understand a poem's key concepts, such as 'anthropomorphism' and 'physiognomy.' The essay questions were crisp and varied. I was gobsmacked at the fact that the resource distils 14 complex poems into 35 pages including answers. It is a masterpiece of concision, a real tour de force.' J Clarke, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

'This is a fantastic resource for this new specification poetry collection. The effort that has gone into this and the specialist knowledge required is immense and much appreciated.' - P Town, Teacher and Independent Reviewer