This is a sample answer for the AQA Power and Conflict Poetry section with several supporting worksheets.
The contents are:
1. Power and Conflict Sample Answer – this 800-word sample answer to the question is presented in two formats for your convenience. The first is a one-page A4 handout of the essay itself. The second is a two-page A4 handout with wider margins and more generous spacing – this allows ample space for annotation and highlighting, allowing students to completely break down the elements of the essay. I would suggest copying this onto an A3 sheet – I’ve used it very effectively with pairs of students using different colour markers to highlight the various AOs, the subject terminology, comparative terms, precise quotes etc.
2. Power and Conflict Sample Planning Grid – this is a one-page A4 handout which shows the students how to use ‘rough notes’ to plan and structure their essay.
3. Planning Grid Template – this is a one-page A4 handout featuring a blank Planning Grid which students can use to plan their own essays for any part of the GCSE English course.
4. Power and Conflict AOs – this is a one-page A4 handout which explains the AOs to students in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand. It eliminates any confusion about the Mark Scheme and shows students exactly what elements need to be included to gain maximum marks.
This resource is also available in my shop with a 36-slide Powerpoint presentation for use in class.
I hope you find this resource helpful for you and instructive for your students - I'd be delighted to hear any feedback or comments you may have. I'll be adding lots more exam guides like this to my shop, so please check back regularly!