Sylvia Plath (selected poems by Ted Hughes): Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level WJEC (Wales) and Eduqas

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  • Eduqas A Level

Ready-to-use, focused study notes uncover the power of some of Plath’s darkest and most threatening poems, while engaging activities break down Plath’s confessional style, thought-provoking themes and tragic personal life.

Engage your students throughout!
  • ‘Think about this’, ‘features to note’ and ‘classroom activities’ study key language techniques.
  • “Link to Hughes” boxes for essential exam preparation.
  • Plus! Key contextual information for each poem covers AO3.

The pack 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 the whole collection focuses on: connections across the collection, key links to Hughes’ poetry, genre, themes, language, form, structure, context and literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers say about this resource? (7622)

A good, thorough ... focused resource on Plath's poetry and relevant context/criticism. It offered a level appropriate for pupils studying this text as part of their A Level with helpful activities and questions to structure further support and study. I really liked the thoughtful activities and questions that were provided alongside the analysis of each of the poems and the way in which they were firmly pointed towards comparison of Plath with Hughes. These activities would act as really good extension ideas [as well as] promoting independent study.

J Hathaway, HoD & Peer Reviewer