Poetry Live! – GCSE Event

Poetry Live: Wednesday 31st January 10am-3pm at the Brighton Dome

We are very excited to offer our Year 10 & 11 students the opportunity to attend this great event! Students will meet 3 of their GCSE Literature poets. The poetry section of their Literature exam makes up 40% of their overall grade so this is an opportunity not to be missed!

During this event, the day will be fast moving, thought-provoking and exciting, as our students will:

  • Hear poets from the GCSE Literature curriculum read and discuss their poems. This offers an invaluable opportunity for pupils to ask questions and hear first-hand how poems connect and influence other poems.
  • Engage in examiner sessions where highly experienced Chief Examiners will deal with two skills vital for success in the GCSE English Literature examinations.

The first session will look at how students might deal with unseen poems in the exam, both how to think about them and how to write for the best possible results.
The second session will look at comparing poems, whether they are studied poems or unseen, and how to write most effectively in either situation. These sessions have proved invaluable to students’ thinking, and are an outstandingly successful aspect of GCSE Poetry Live!

The cost will be £30. If you are interested in this trip, download the letter and return the permission slip as soon as possible.

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