As a result of Covid-19, the Literature exam by Edexcel has been shortened – students no longer need to study the anthology poetry. Yippee!
However, students may not physically study for the Unseen Poetry section as they may think there isn’t any poetry.
They couldn’t be more wrong!
Remind your students to revise their language and structural techniques needed for Question 4 of the Language Paper as these are the same skills needed for the Unseen Poem.
When approaching ‘Of Mice and Men,’ it’s helpful to consider the following:
- advising students to write this answer first as it’s worth 40 marks
- suggesting that students focus on the character question as it allows for more depth of analysis
- reminding students to consider how the context affects each character differently