Anthology Activity Packs for GCSE Edexcel
Explore your chosen collection of poems with these student-friendly packs. Structured pre-, post- and during-reading activities for each poem cover everything you need to tackle the collection in class, for homework or as revision.
Introduce the collection
- Key collection concepts build a thorough grounding of themes, poets, literary movements and more.
- Comprehensive notes on the exam structure and assessment objectives instil confidence ahead of study.
- Plus! Key term glossary equips students with essential poetry terminology for in-depth and focused analysis.
Structured poem-by-poem activities
- Stimulating, creative activities explore and deepen understanding of context, language, structure and form for effective AO support.
- Visual support sheets simplify tricky areas of analysis from sonnets to free verse – perfect for revision or displaying around the classroom.
Excellent exam prep!
- Helpful essay-writing tips and guidance so students can develop and refine exam technique.
- Original exam-style essay questions – great practice for the real thing!
Suggested answers for all activities – makes peer- or self-marking simple.
- ‘Extract from the Prelude’ by William Wordsworth
- ‘What Were They Like’ by Denise Levertov?
- ‘No Problem’ by Benjamin Zephaniah
- ‘The Man he Killed’ By Thomas Hardy
- ‘Poppies’ by Jane Weir
- ‘Charge Of The Light Brigade’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson
- ‘The Class Game’ by Mary Casey
- ‘Half Caste’ by John Agard
- ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen
- ‘Cousin Kate’ By Christina Rossetti
- ‘Belfast Confetti’ by Ciaran Carson
- ‘Catrin’ by Gillian Clarke
- ‘War Photographer’ by Carole Satyamurti
- ‘The Destruction Of Sennacherib’ by Lord Bryon
- ‘A Poison Tree’ by William Blake
- GCSE English Literature
- Assessment Objectives
- ‘Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi
- ‘Stewart Island’ by Fleur Adcock
- ‘Absence’ by Elizabeth Jennings
- ‘In Romney Marsh’ by John Davidson
- ‘Postcard from a Travel Snob’ by Sophie Hannah
- ‘Nothing’s Changed’ by Tatamkhulu Afrika
- ‘Hurricane Hits England’ by Grace Nichols
- ‘First Flight’ by UA Fanthorpe
- ‘Home Thoughts from Abroad’ by Robert Browning
- ‘I Started Early – Took My Dog’ by Emily Dickinson
- ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats
- ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802’ by William Wordsworth
- ‘London’ by William Blake
- Time and Place
- ‘Where the Picnic was’ by Thomas Hardy
- ‘Adlestrop’ by Edward Thomas