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50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)
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50 Exam-Style Questions – GCSE English Language Section B – Paper 1 & 2 (AQA)

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50 Section B exam-style writing questions, created in a similar format to AQA’s English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 (25 questions on each paper). Included are two pdf documents with Section B exam-style writing tasks and lined paper, in conjunction with two accompanying PowerPoints which can be adapted. You can print the pdf documents as a booklet, or individual pages when necessary. These exam-style questions, for Section B, can be used for mock examinations / pre-public examinations (PPEs) or revision. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
English Classroom Display Posters
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English Classroom Display Posters

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These English classroom posters cover a range of helpful key terms, to support students’ knowledge and understanding. They have been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that they can be used as a large classroom display. However, they will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster
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PEEL Paragraphs Sentence Starters Poster

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This PEEL paragraphs sentence starters poster provides students with a range of phrases to help instigate their analysis of a text. English students are expected to use this technique regularly and this poster makes their task easier. This compliments the PEEL (Point Evidence Explain Link) Paragraphs Poster, which is also available to download. The PEEL paragraphs poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Wordsworth – ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’. ‘Extract from, The Prelude’ is about the spiritual and moral development of man growing up. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of William Wordsworth’s ‘Extract from, The Prelude’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Planning Table For Comparing Two Poems (GCSE / A Level)
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Planning Table For Comparing Two Poems (GCSE / A Level)

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This planning table can help students to compare two poems, by analysing a range of their similarities and differences. This includes: subject, theme, tone, imagery, form and feeling. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Andrew Marvell – ‘To His Coy Mistress’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Andrew Marvell – ‘To His Coy Mistress’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is about love and time. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Beatrice Garland – ‘Kamikaze’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’. ‘Kamikaze’ is about a kamikaze pilot who doesn’t fulfil his objective and the shame it brings. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Beatrice Garland’s ‘Kamikaze’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ozymandias’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’. ‘Ozymandias’ is about a statue of Ramesses II. “Ozymandias” is the Greek name for the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (often regarded as the greatest / most celebrated / powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire: 1303 BC - 1213 BC). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Ozymandias’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is an elegy – it mourns death like a funeral song. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For a reading of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQTxGBOiC48 For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Seamus Heaney – ‘Digging’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’. ‘Digging’ concerns an artist who will not follow in his ancestor’s footsteps as a common labourer. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Ted Hughes – 'Bayonet Charge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Ted Hughes – 'Bayonet Charge' – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Ted Hughes’ ‘Bayonet Charge’. ‘Bayonet Charge’ is a poem that presents the thoughts and feelings of a soldier as he charges at the enemy and begins to question his role in the battle. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Ted Hughes’ ‘Bayonet Charge’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Ted Hughes’ ‘Bayonet Charge’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Extended Project Qualification Posters
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Extended Project Qualification Posters

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These two Extended Project Qualification posters display key information about the course and examples of topics previously studied. The qualification is widely recognised by universities and it is equivalent to half an A Level. The Extended Project Qualification posters have been created in high resolution – square shaped – so that they can used as a classroom display or possibly for an Options Evening. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Wilfred Owen – ‘Exposure’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’. Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’ focuses on the impact of weather and the harsh conditions that were encountered during World War 1. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For a reading of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’, please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlprkRF5mp8 For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
Owen Sheers Essay – ‘Skirrid Hill’
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Owen Sheers Essay – ‘Skirrid Hill’

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This model essay is based on Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection of poetry. It would be helpful to A Level students studying Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’. It is approximately 1,778 words long and 3 pages in length. The essay answers the following question: How far do you agree with the view that 'Border Country' is the key to the collection? For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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Ted Hughes – ‘View of a Pig’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’. ‘View of a Pig’ is about someone observing a swine that has died. The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. This poetry resource complements the video annotation of Ted Hughes’ ‘View of a Pig’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
William Blake – ‘London’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet
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William Blake – ‘London’ – Annotation / Planning Table / Questions / Booklet

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Annotation prompts for William Blake’s ‘London’ (Songs of Experience). ‘London’ is a poem that depicts England’s capital city during the Industrial Revolution (1760-1820/40). Poem was published in Songs of Experience (1794). The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further poetry analysis and interpretation. Resources included: an editable PowerPoint presentation on William Blake’s ‘London’; a poetry planning table; 20 poetry analysis questions; and a booklet containing the poetry questions, with space to respond. NOTE: this poetry analysis has also been included in a 65-page Power and Conflict document here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-power-and-conflict-poems-analysed-in-detail-11492427 This poetry resource complements the video annotation of William Blake’s ‘London’, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk For more learning resources - including poetry essay writing templates, exemplar essays and poetry readings - please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk
AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail
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AQA Power and Conflict Poems - Analysed In Detail

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The AQA Power and Conflict cluster of poems have been analysed in detail and collated into this 65-page document. Each of the 15 Power and Conflict poems have been concisely annotated to support your analysis and interpretation. The annotation prompts are intended to encourage further scrutiny and investigation. Use the pdf bookmarks to quickly skip to the relevant poem. For the videos that accompany this resource, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyAc67GcwZWFWKqHB5H4JpsU1iwpF0yHz For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)
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How To Analyse A Poem (GCSE / A Level)

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How do you analyse a poem? Analysing poetry can be tricky. This editable PowerPoint presentation offers six steps to help students analyse a poem. This includes: subject, theme, tone, imagery, form and feeling. This poetry resource can also be found, in a video format, on Poetry Essay’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNTuJApvpJA For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Independent Learning Poster
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Independent Learning Poster

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This independent learning poster presents five tips for students. It is important for all students to become more independent, as they progress through their formal education. The independent learning poster has been created in high resolution – A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) – so that you can use it as a classroom display. However, it will print perfectly well in other paper sizes, such as A4. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk
Differentiation - 10 Quick Tips
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Differentiation - 10 Quick Tips

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10 quick differentiation strategies, contained on one page. These differentiation techniques are relevant to all age and ability ranges. For more learning resources, please visit: www.poetryessay.co.uk FREE English videos: www.youtube.com/poetryessaycouk