AQA Unseen Poetry: Study and Exam Practice (Grades 9-1) York Notes GCSE Revision Guide

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AQA Unseen Poetry: Study and Exam Practice (Grades 9-1) York Notes

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To achieve top grades in your AQA English Literature exam, you need to approach unseen poetry with confi dence and master all the key skills examiners are looking for. With everything you need right at hand, this York Notes AQA Unseen Poetry Study and Exam Practice guide gives you all the tools you need to study, practise and perform at your best in the exam.

Understand and analyse – With 20 practice poems, printed in full with expert annotations and support, you will learn step-by-step how to understand, analyse and write about unseen poetry.

Practise all the key skills – Tasks focusing on Voice and Viewpoint, Form, Structure and Language, and Similarities and Differences, will help you to learn and practise the key skills.

Check your progress – Use the regular exam-style ‘Worked tasks’ to test what you can do and ‘Progress check’ bullets to monitor what you have achieved.

Feel ready for the exam – Key features linked to the Assessment Objectives, longer exam-style ‘Practice papers’ and annotated sample answers at different levels, will help you feel exam-ready and confi dent.


York Notes Study Guide for the AQA Unseen Poetry paper is an essential guide to your GCSE English Literature exam. Featuring complete annotated poems, it will help you feel confident approaching unseen poems in your exam.

Examiners marking your AQA Unseen Poetry GCSE questions will be looking for your ability to analyse poems and also to compare and contrast them. You will need to show an understanding of the language, form and structure used by the poet to create meanings and effects – GCSE students who can successfully pick out language techniques and show their effects are more likely to receive the top grades.

York Notes for GCSE: AQA Unseen Poetry is designed to help you craft the best possible answers, which clearly demonstrate your knowledge to the examiner. Inside you’ll find plenty of examples as well as lots of help with writing about themes and techniques, comparing poems, and using quotations.

Print Edition information: Paperback, 72 pages, ISBN 9781292186344

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York Notes for GCSE are comprehensive, easy to use and will help you achieve the best possible grades. Written by GCSE examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text and the exam, they include:

  • sample answers
  • essay plans
  • specialist guidance on understanding exam questions, together with key quotations, checklists, study tips and grade boosters
  • revision activities and checkpoints

Everything you need to help you learn, revise effectively and write the very best answers in your AQA English Literature GCSE (Grades 9-1).  

To feel properly prepared for your AQA Poetry exam, combine this guide with the NEW York Notes Study Guide on your AQA Anthology cluster: AQA Anthology: Power and Conflict (Grades 9–1) or AQA Anthology: Love and Relationships (Grades 9–1).

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Pub DateAugust 2017
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