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GCSE from 2010 | English 2010

Free Poetry Anthology materials

FREE Student Poetry Anthology

  • Our Poetry Anthology consists of four themed collections, each containing 15 poems
  • Our selection is largely contemporary and therefore includes content that students can relate to
  • It is common to both GCSE English and GCSE English Literature
  • We are providing two free copies of our Anthology for each student, one where notes can be made during lessons and an unmarked copy to be taken into exams.

Download a sample of the Poetry Anthology here

Request your free Student Poetry Anthologies here



Order our free Digital Poetry Anthology CD-ROM and Teacher Guide either by using our online fast shop facility and entering the ISBN or by contacting us for telephone or email orders.

Poetry Anthology ActiveTeach CD-ROM: ISBN 9781446921265
Poetry Anthology Teacher Guide
: ISBN 9781446921258

Not only are we providing free copies of the Poetry Anthology, but we will also give you free print and digital student and teacher resources to support your teaching.

The Digital Anthology ActiveTeach CD-ROM is an easy-to-use, onscreen version of the Student Poetry Anthology with added digital resources to enhance your teaching. It also gives you the flexibility to introduce your own resources, providing you with the perfect solution for seamless lesson planning and whole-class teaching. And what’s more, it’s completely free of charge.

Features include:

  • Interactive: zoom in, highlight key words or sections, annotate poems, add notes and save your work
  • Resource rich: includes video clips, audio readings, editable student worksheets, images and interactive grade improvement activities
  • Adaptable: create your own route through the Digital Anthology, adding links to your own resources, websites and schemes of work
  • Networkable: can be installed onto your centre’s network or VLE for easy access in lessons without needing to be online.

If you would like to find out more about how our Digital Poetry Anthology works, launch a presentation here.

If you would like to trial our Digital Poetry Anthology for yourself, launch the demonstration here.

Teachers Guide


The Anthology Teacher Guide provides complete teacher support for our poetry anthology, helping you to start teaching the new collections quickly and easily.

  • Ready-made schemes of work: a scheme of work for each of the collections in the anthology, plus a scheme of work on teaching unseen poetry.
  • Visual lesson plans: clear step-by-step visual layout makes it easy to see how to use the resources available and provide suggested activities for every poem, with Access and Extend activities to support differentiation.
  • Glossary: a glossary of words and phrases used in the poems to help students access the language.
  • Editable lesson plans: all of the lesson plans and worksheets are also provided in Word format so you can adapt them to the needs of your students.

Browse our published resources for GCSE English 2010.

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