How to Revise GCSE English PoemsWatch
This is a unique revision technique, flashcards. Simply write down key themes of poems on one side of a flashcard and the wording of a practice question on the reverse side. When writing up your essays, make sure to have a up to date list of themes to hand to refer to as well. Also a blank copy of the poetry text too. Also try making up some brief notes. Read model responses and then focus on improving your overall answer too. Note the total number of marks that can be given. Use that and any class notes as brain fodder for your entire essay too. Hone your answer and read beyond the original question too to improve your skills.
I don’t do poetry anymore (that’s what we dropped this year) I do unseen poetry though. They usually give easy poems and that are simple to understand. I do previous years unseen poetry exams and ask my teacher to mark it. Also, look at model answers to see where they give the actual marks. I enjoy poetry in general so poetry is probably my strongest point in english; it sucks that my school dropped the 18 poems for GCSE’s
Also write down your honest opinions of the unseen poems. You can either use Word or a notebook for this.