GCSE English poetry

Whether you are teaching GCSE English Literature students the skills (and confidence) to tackle unseen poetry, working through the poems in your exam board's poetry anthology, or developing students' understanding of poetic language and techniques, you'll find a range of resources to help.

You’ll find a range of engagin classroom resources on some of the most celebrated British poets in GCSE poetry anthologies, including Wilfred Owen, Simon Armitage, Thomas Hardy, Robert Browning, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, William Wordsworth and Carol Ann Duffy.

If you are struggling to find new approaches to William Blake’s ‘London’ or looking for ways into John Agard’s iconic poem ‘Checking Out Me History; you’ll find inspiration in our lesson resources, all written by experienced English teachers like you who’ve found an approach that works in their classroom.

Choose from the options below, or search by poem, poet or exam board (AQA, Eduqas, OCR) for targeted resources.