GCSE Poetry Live

Year 11 students joined an audience of 2,000 attending the latest Poetry Conference ‘GCSE Poetry Live!’ held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Monday 22nd January 2018. Not only did we enjoy performances from famous poets such as Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, John Agard, Owen Sheers, Daljit Nagra, Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz Dharker, whose works feature in the AQA anthology of poetry studied for GCSE English Literature, we also received a presentation of tips from an AQA chief examiner and a glossy guide containing poems and background information on poets. A highly beneficial trip that will no doubt have a positive impact on our students’ confidence for the final exams in the summer.