Poetry Revision SoW for CIE 0475/0992

Poetry Revision SoW for CIE 0475/0992


This is a 4 week PPT SoW for the 'Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 3' Anthology for the Cambridge IGCSE 0475/0992. This is a very thorough and detailed set of lessons that revises all of the skills required to perform well in the exam. The scheme of work should last between 3-4 weeks depending on your class. The lessons follow a step-by-step structure and build up the skills needed through lots of practise and a range of different activities. 


There are a range of tasks that build up and practise skills as well as activities that closely replicate the questions in the exam. A range of sources are used in this scheme of work so that pupils can practice their skills on multiple poems. Each question is deconstructed and broken down so pupils understand what they are required to do, how to plan and how to write up a successful answer. 


Checklists and peer assessment sheets are also included in the bundle which are useful when conducting practice questions in the classroom or as revision. 


This resource can be used for both the 0475 and 0992 syllabus.


The poems covered are:

Maya Angelou, ‘Caged Bird’
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘Sonnet 43’
James K Baxter, ‘Farmhand’
Sujata Bhatt, ‘Muliebrity’
Isobel Dixon, ‘Plenty’
Rosemary Dobson, ‘The Three Fates’
Robert Hayden, ‘Those Winter Sundays’
Seamus Heaney, ‘Mid-Term Break’
Mervyn Morris, ‘Little Boy Crying’
Norman Nicholson, ‘Rising Five’
Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’
Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘Sonnet 29’
Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’
Stevie Smith, ‘Not Waving But Drowning’
William Wordsworth, ‘She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways’

  • Included in this pack

    79 PPT slides - roughly 4 weeks

    Detailed focus on Language, Structure and Form

    Analysis tasks

    Peer and self assessment tasks and marking sheets

    Opportunities for self reflection

    Revision pack for all poems - this is a pupil booklet that they collectively fill in over the course of the SoW

    Pack of exam style questions - 15 - one for each poem

    Additional exam tasks for in class assessments - 4 exam tasks 

    How to structure an answer - both PEEAL style and the less structured WHAT, HOW, WHY approach

    Starters, main tasks and plenaries


    Group tasks

    Pair tasks

    Independent tasks

    Verbal tasks

    Close analysis tasks

    How to talk about techniques tasks 

    How to formulate a personal response task

    How to plan effectively

    How to develop a relevant and detailed response 

    Opportunities for pupils to identify and work on their targets

    Peer question tasks - ‘you be the examiner’

    Targeting different grades via skills

    How to write an essay

    Guide sheets 

    Analysis guide sheet for pupils who need extra support 

    Peer and self assessment sheets

    Self reflection sheet to be used at the end of the unit