Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Year 11 at Poetry Live Conference, London


Year 11 students, accompanied by Mrs Margrave, Miss Chessum and Mr Roper, attended the annual Poetry Live Conference in Tottenham Court Road, London, on 4th March.

Their study of poetry for the forthcoming GCSE English Literature examination was burnished by hearing many of the set poets themselves reading their own poetry and discussing it, including the Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy, Oxford University Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and other outstanding poets including John Agard, and Imtiaz Darker. Additionally, the AQA examination board`s Chief Subject Examiner presented unseen poetry with specific advice upon how to approach it in the examination room.

The day was a vital asset for all attendees who appreciated the quality of input and returned with enhanced insights and confidence in their material.