AQA GCSE Poetry: Love and Relationships

English Literature



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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. Our actors have also read each poem to help bring them to life. We recommend that you listen to them before and after you have listened to the actual podcast discussing the poem.

Tutors for this module

Charlotte Unsworth

BA Hons, M.A., M.Phil, PGCE

Curriculum Leader
Skipton Girls' High School

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Key Benefits of our Analysis of the Love and Relationships Poetry Anthology for AQA

Benefits of our Love and Relationships Poetry Anthology Series

Our mission is to produce tutorials that not only enhance learning through the power of audio but also to make them fun and engaging. Exactly aligned to the curriculum, they provide an excellence resource for both teachers and students

  • Be on top of your studies by listening to analysis of all 15 poems - great for essays, revision, etc
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AQA Love and Relationships Poetry: Course Overview

Love and Relationships Course Overview

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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