Thursday 27th May 2021

TIME: 4.00 – 5.00pm

CODE: 8398


Join this focussed revision webinar for an opportunity to really develop exam techniques and skills that will ensure progression to the higher levels of the mark scheme for the unseen poetry questions in the Eduqas GCSE English Literature examination. A particular focus will be given to understanding what the examiner is looking for, effective annotation of the poems and the techniques needed to complete a successful comparison.


  • Gain exceptional understanding of how to approach the unseen poetry questions in the exam
  • Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent answers for both the 15 and 25 mark questions
  • Focus on what makes an excellent poetry response – and pitfalls to avoid
  • Best practice revision tips and guidance from an Eduqas expert
  • Discover how to reach the top mark band in all of your answers


  • All students taking EDUQAS GCSE English Literature
  • Students aiming at the top grades 8/9 in EDUQAS GCSE English Literature


4.00 – 4.05 pm: Introduction and welcome 

4.05 – 4.20pm: Preparing to answer the unseen poetry 

  • What the examiner is looking for in a top band response
  • Why some students struggle with this section and practical tips to avoid this
  • Step by step guide on how to prepare and practise for an unseen poetry section so that you can maximise your marks

4.20-4.50: Practical workshop

  • Working through an unseen poetry example with key points and relatable examples

4.50-5.00pm: Final questions and answers with the examiner

Owen Jermy

Owen Jermy is a highly experienced English teacher, with 25 years as a Head of English in 3 schools in different parts of the country and has taught Eduqas GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature for more than 20 years. He was an Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. He is a team leader and senior examiner for GCSE English Literature. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered College for Teaching (FCCT) and as an authority writes on a range of educational issues.