EMC CPD Online: Approaches to Teaching Unseen Poetry at GCSE

Kate Oliver will talk about some of the challenges of teaching poetry, the attitudes which may be holding your students back and how to overcome them. There will be an opportunity for some interaction to explore how some of the activities would work with students. We will focus on:

  • A toolkit to help students to tackle unseen poetry with confidence
  • Ideas for teaching the tricky topics of form and structure.

Further details

Attendees will receive a voucher for 10% off EMC’s Sight Unseen: Poetry.


After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation and any resources used on the course.

Course tutor: Kate Oliver

Kate Oliver taught for 14 years in Inner London in various roles. She now works as an education consultant for The English and Media Centre, specialising in KS3 and KS4. Her most recent publications for EMC are KS3 Poetry Plus and Just Write.

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Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 28th September, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.


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