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Skipton Girls' High School
This podcast series, written by Charlotte Unsworth, a prolific blogger on English Literature and English Teacher at Skipton Girls High School, will examine each of the 15 poems you are required to study across AQA's Love and Relationships poetry anthology for GCSE. From Seamus Heaney's Follower to Charlotte Mew's The Farmer's Bride, each poem will be fully examined, looking at structure, form and language so that you will gain an in-depth understanding and be prepared for those all important exams. Furthermore, our actors have read each poem so you can listen to them being recited before and after you have listened to the actual podcast discussing the poem, enabling you to relate to them. We have additional podcasts setting out what you need to know for your GCSE English Literature exam and how best to answer questions so that you will be fully prepared for your big day.
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Students will study one cluster of poems taken from the AQA poetry anthology, Poems Past and Present.
The Love and Relationships poetry cluster consists of 15 poems which are thematically linked and were written between 1789 and the present day.
Students should study all 15 poems in their chosen cluster and be prepared to write about any of them in the examination.
The Love and Relationships poetry cluster will be examined in paper 2. Paper 2 is worth 60% of your GCSE. The Love and Relationships poetry cluster is one of three elements you are required to study. Students will answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from their chosen anthology cluster.
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