If you are studying CCEA’s Identity Anthology for GCSE, you are expected to compare and contrast two poems in terms of their ideas and themes. When you are making connections between the poems throughout your critical essay, you should analyse and evaluate the writers’ use of language, imagery and form.
In the examination, there is a choice of two questions, and you are permitted to bring an unannotated copy of the anthology. It is also important to note that the question format consists of one named poem so you have the opportunity to choose another suitable poem for comparison.
This section of the paper lasts 1 hour and is worth 25 per cent of the marks for the GCSE qualification.