Time and Place: Poetry Anthology Activity Pack 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.

An excellent resource... works well as a teaching guide, but can also be transformed into a student workbook

L Churchill, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer
Activities include...
  • Close reading
  • Compare
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Essay practice
  • Research
  • Plus! Further discussion activities challenge more able pupils.
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

What do teachers say about this resource? (7531)

An excellent resource... works well as a teaching guide, but can also be transformed into a student workbook. It is quite thorough and varied, which ensures that exploring the anthology does not become a repetitive and monotonous task... The 'During reading' sections are very good at enabling students to work through a poem independently and then feed back to add detail. I like the way it gradually introduces more detail and more independence in analysing poems. The grids to break down analysis and analyse ideas / quotes / language features are excellent. I especially like the inclusion of a comparison grid at the back.

L Churchill, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer