Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level WJEC (Wales) and Eduqas

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  • Eduqas A Level

Delve into the penetrating truths of everyday life with Larkin’s observant and honest poetry collection. From matters of marriage to points on parenting, this comprehensive and in-depth guide ensures thorough understanding of the collection’s universal and poignant themes.

Engage your students!


  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • practice essay questions

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole collection focuses on: language, structure, form, context, themes and critical reception
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered


  • Glossary of key terms
  • Further reading suggestions
  • Comparative notes on Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time
  • Excellent. Saved hours of prep time and pitched at just the right level. Very thorough analysis notes, and background information was excellent. Use of critical quotes also very valuable. M Macmillan, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer (from previous edition)