Edexcel AS and A level English Literature (2015)

Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for the changes to Edexcel AS and A level English Literature from 2015 (first assessment 2016 and 2017). 

Prescribed list for Poems of the Decade amended

Qualification news | Wed Jan 18 08:30:00 GMT 2017

We have been listening to your feedback during first teaching of our Edexcel AS and A level in English Literature. 

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To further support your students with the in-depth study and analysis of required poems, we've revised the list of prescribed texts from 'Poems of a Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry, 2002-2011'.

For first AS and A level assessment in summer 2018, eight poems have been removed from the prescribed list:

  • Eavan Boland - 'Inheritance'
  • Sue Boyle - 'A Leisure Centre is also a Temple of Learning'
  • Ciaran Carson - 'The War Correspondent'
  • Carol Ann Duffy - 'The Map Woman'
  • Robert Minhinnick - 'The Fox in the National Museum of Wales'
  • Sean O’Brien - 'Fantasia on a Theme of James Wright'
  • Ruth Padel - 'You, Shiva, and my Mum'
  • George Szirtes -'Song'

Full details of the amendment and updated Appendix 5 for A level English Literature can be found in this letter.

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