AQA Relationships Teaching Resources

AQA GCSE Poetry – Moon on the Tides Teaching Resources

Collection by Chantel Mathias and Richard Warren.

Illustrated interactive whiteboard e-poetry booklets - AQA relationships

For English teachers, two illustrated e-poetry booklets containing all fifteen poems in the ‘Relationships’ cluster.

Click ‘Play’ to launch the e-poetry booklets.

Teaching resources for AQA poetry - relationships

From TES English, free GCSE English literature teaching resources, activities and worksheets on AQA Poetry – ‘Relationships’. The teaching packs include sample examination essay tasks. Also included are downloadable MP3 audio file readings and brief commentaries on each poem for teaching and revision of the poems in the cluster. The scheme of work has been developed for teaching Unit 2: Poetry across time - Route A, Section A. However, teachers of English who have opted for a different cluster for Route A, Section A might find the pack of use when teaching the unseen element of the unit – Route A, Section B.

Wordles for teaching and revising AQA Relationships Poetry

  • Handy, and beautiful, revision support.

Contemporary poetry – teaching resources

The Manhunt’ by Simon Armitage - Teaching Resources

‘Hour’ by Carol Ann Duffy - Teaching Resources

‘In Paris with You’ by James Fenton - Teaching Resources

‘Quickdraw’ by Carol Ann Duffy - Teaching Resources

‘Ghazal’ by Mimi Khalvati - Teaching Resources

‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols - Teaching Resources

Literary heritage poetry – teaching resources

‘Sonnet 43’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Teaching Resources

‘The Farmer’s Bride’ by Charlotte Mew - Teaching Resources

‘Sister Maude’ by Christina Georgina Rossetti - Teaching Resources

‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell - Teaching Resources

MP3 readings for AQA poetry - relationships

Free audio MP3 readings on each poem from the ‘Relationships’ cluster. For each poem, three MP3s are available:

  1. an audio MP3 reading with no music / sound effects (No SFX)
  2. an audio MP3 reading with music / sound effects
  3. an audio MP3 commentary

Click ‘Play’ to launch the TES English MP3 player.

Contemporary poetry – MP3s

‘The Manhunt’ by Simon Armitage – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Hour’ by Carol Ann Duffy – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘In Paris with You’ by James Fenton – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Quickdraw’ by Carol Ann Duffy – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Ghazal’ by Mimi Khalvati – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Brothers’ by Andrew Forster – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Harmonium’ by Simon Armitage – Teaching and Revision MP3s

Literary heritage poetry – MP3s

‘Sonnet 116’ by William Shakespeare – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Sonnet 43’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Teaching and Revision MP3s

To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘The Framer’s Bride’ by Charlotte Mew – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Sister Maude’ by Christina Georgina Rossetti – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Nettles’ by Vernon Scannell – Teaching and Revision MP3s

‘Born Yesterday’ by Philip Larkin – Teaching and Revision MP3s

BBC class clip videos

‘Ghazal’ by Mimi Khalvati – Video

  • Khalvati discusses and reads extracts from her poem.

‘Ghazal’ by Mimi Khalvati – Video

  • Khalvati reads her poem.

‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols – Video

  • Nichols discusses and reads extracts from her poem.

‘Praise Song for My Mother’ by Grace Nichols – Video

  • Nichols reads her poem

‘Harmonium’ by Simon Armitage – Video

  • Armitage introduces and reads his poem.

‘Sonnet 116’ by William Shakespeare - Video

  • Video by Ben Crystal with an OP & RP reading.

‘Sonnet 116’ by William Shakespeare - Video

  • Video by Ben Crystal. An OP reading.

‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell - Video

  • A modern dramatisation of Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’ set in an office showing a male office worker using the poem to seduce a female worker.

‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell - Video

  • A tender performance of the poem by a babysitting couple.