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GCSE English Literature for AQA Poetry Student Book Sample Content
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  • ISBN:9781107454712
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Literature
  • Qualification:AQA
  • Author(s):Peter Thomas, Trevor Millum, Andy Mort
  • Available from: January 2015

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Developed for the 2015 AQA GCSE English Literature specification, this print Student Book provides a fresh approach to building students’ skills and confidence in reading and responding to poems. Written by authors with unparalleled experience, this resource includes one unit for each of the poems in the AQA poetry anthology (Poems Past and Present), sections on comparing anthology poems and exploring unseen poems, and an in-depth exam preparation section. See also our Poetry print and digital pack, which comprises the print Student Book, the enhanced digital edition and a free Teacher’s Resource.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • Written specifically for the 2015 AQA GCSE English Literature specification, covering the poetry and unseen poetry aspect of the specification.

    • Includes one unit for each of the poems in the AQA poetry anthology, Poems Past and Present, containing the full poem, contextual information and engaging activities to bring you closer to the poem.

    • Features a special section for each of the two AQA poetry anthology clusters ('Love and relationships' and Power and conflict'), building skills in comparing anthology poems.

    • A dedicated section on unseen poems, including six additional poems and extensive support on exploring and comparing unseen poems, develops confidence for this aspect of the exam.

    • Questions on the anthology and unseen poems, expert guidance and example answers provide further exam preparation support.

    • Written by a superbly experienced author team combining poetry teaching, examining and writing experience.

    • The Cambridge Elevate-enhanced Edition features additional rich digital content, including audio recordings of the poems and 'Textplorations' - video tasks for creative responses to poems.

  • Author(s)
  • CONTENTS
    • Exploring and comparing poetry
    • Poems past and present – the AQA Anthology
    • Cluster 1. Love and relationships: Unit 1. When We Two Parted – Lord Byron
    • Unit 2. Love's Philosophy – Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Unit 3. Porphyria's Lover – Robert Browning
    • Unit 4. Sonnet 29 – 'I think of thee!' – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Unit 5. Neutral Tones – Thomas Hardy
    • Unit 6. The Farmer's Bride – Charlotte Mew
    • Unit 7. Walking Away – Cecil Day-Lewis
    • Unit 8. Letters from Yorkshire – Maura Dooley
    • Unit 9. Eden Rock – Charles Causley
    • Unit 10. Follower – Seamus Heaney
    • Unit 11. Mother, any distance – Simon Armitage
    • Unit 12. Before You Were Mine – Carol Ann Duffy
    • Unit 13. Winter Swans – Owen Sheers
    • Unit 14. Singh Song! – Daljit Nagra
    • Unit 15. Climbing My Grandfather – Andrew Waterhouse
    • Unit 16. Comparing poems: Developing skills in comparing poems
    • Poem pair 1. 'Walking Away' and 'Follower'
    • Poem pair 2. 'Neutral Tones' and 'Winter Swans'
    • Poem pair 3. 'Mother, any distance' and 'Before You Were Mine'
    • Example response. 'Love's Philosophy' and 'The Farmer's Bride'
    • Cluster 2. Power and conflict: Unit 1. Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Unit 2. London – William Blake
    • Unit 3. Extract from The Prelude – William Wordsworth
    • Unit 4. My Last Duchess – Robert Browning
    • Unit 5. The Charge of the Light Brigade – Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Unit 6. Exposure – Wilfred Owen
    • Unit 7. Storm on the Island – Seamus Heaney
    • Unit 8. Bayonet Charge – Ted Hughes
    • Unit 9. Remains – Simon Armitage
    • Unit 10. Poppies – Jane Weir
    • Unit 11. War Photographer – Carol Ann Duffy
    • Unit 12. Tissue – Imtiaz Dharker
    • Unit 13. The Emigrée – Carol Rumens
    • Unit 14. Kamikaze – Beatrice Garland
    • Unit 15. Checking Out Me History – John Agard
    • Unit 16. Comparing poems: Developing skills in comparing poems
    • Poem pair 1. 'Bayonet Charge' and 'Exposure'
    • Poem pair 2. 'Storm on the Island' and 'Ozymandias'
    • Poem pair 3. 'Kamikaze' and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'
    • Example response. 'London' and the extract from 'The Prelude'
    • UNSEEN POETRY: Develop your response: poem pair 1
    • Develop your response: poem pair 2
    • Improve your response: poem pair 3
    • Improve your response: poem pair 4
    • PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAM: Practice questions. Section B Poetry
    • Section C Unseen poetry
    • Practice questions: Section C Unseen poetry
    • Glossary
    • Acknowledgements
  • AUTHOR(S)

    Trevor Millum

    Trevor was an English Teacher and Head of Department for many years before becoming and Advisory Teacher for English and ICT. He has worked with a range of educational publishers producing innovative teaching materials focusing on creativity, poetry and ICT. He was previously the Director of Communications and Development at NATE and is an experienced workshop leader. He is the creator of and poet in residence at Teachit's Poetry Place, where he has written over 150 teaching resources.

    Andy Mort

    Andy worked as an experienced Head of English for many years. He has a particular interest in contemporary poetry and previous experience of writing about poetry appreciation for GCSE students.

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