AQA & OCR 2018

GCSE, AS & A Level English Literature


Delivered by Oxbridge Academics 


Cambridge University Union Debating Chamber

Each event includes all relevant poems. All poems on your syllabus will be covered. See full list of poems at the bottom of the page:

Monday 5th February - OCR  GCSE  Poetry: Love and Relationships

Monday 5th February - 0CR GCSE Poetry: Conflict

Monday 5th february - OCR GCSE Poetry: Youth and Age

Monday 5th February - OCR A Level Poetry: Geoffrey Chaucer – The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale

Monday 5th February - OCR A Level Poetry: Coleridge - A Selection

Tuesday 6th February - AQA A Level Poetry: Love Poetry Through the Ages pre 1900  

All conferences will run 11am - 3pm.

All speakers will take questions from your students

Tea, coffee and cake will be available for your teachers at the venue as soon as you arrive!




We can help you by providing:

  • a risk assessment

  • directions to cafes 

  • suggested routes to the venue from your school



Teachers accompanying students attend at no cost.
Unaccompanied teachers wishing to attend should contact us.

Prices do not include VAT, which your school should be able to reclaim in full.

Optional Extras

Following payment you can choose one of the following free:

  • Reserved seats near the front

  • A school photograph with one of our speakers

  • The chance to send to us in advance, a question chosen by your students, for one of our distinguished speakers, which a representative of your school can ask in the Q&A

(Inevitably, access to these opportunities is limited, and is allocated to schools who request it on a first-come-first-served basis.)

                                                 Feedback from Last Season

"This is our first visit and I love the venue and obviously going to Cambridge University was a real treat. We got a really warm welcome and the atmosphere was relaxed and unthreatening." Caroline O'Gara, Lead English Teacher, Ashley College, Wembley 

"Fantastic to experience the historical, cultural elements of sitting in this venue." Karen Moore, Teacher of English, Careers Coordinator, Reading Court School 

"This event really gave the students an understanding of lectures at university, which was required. I really like the opportunity to experience lectures in a world renowned university and specific references to the key poems." Leah McGree, English teacher, Redden Court School

"-Friendly, accessible, useful for GCSE and wider reading, with engaging speakers" Sasha Hardman, Subject Leader, Bohunt

"A fantastic opportunity for KS4 Students. I enjoyed the variety of speakers and the range of interpretation." Jane Hemingway, English teacher, Manningtree High School

"Clear, precise info given." Lauren Hussain 

"Superb knowledge and detail. Efficient admin responses. The Location - raising aspirations."     L. George, English teacher, The John Roan School 

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The Poems

AQA A LEVEL Love Poetry Through The Ages:  post-1900

I, being born a woman

 Love and a Question

À quoi bon dire

One Flesh

Meeting Point

For My Lover, Returning To His Wife

Wild Oats

Talking in Bed




The Love Poem

Long Finish

To John Donne

After the Lunch


AQA A LEVEL Love Poetry Through The Ages:  pre-1900

Whoso list to Hunt

Sonnet 116

The Flea

To His Coy Mistress

The Scrutiny

Absent from Thee

The Garden of Love

Ae Fond Kiss

She Walks in Beauty


The Ruined Maid

At an Inn

La Belle Dame sans Merci. A Ballad

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae


OCR GCSE: Love and Relationships

 A Song                                                                 

Bright Star                                                              


Love and Friendship                                           

A Broken Appointment                                    

Fin de Fete                                                              

The Sorrow of True Love                                     

An Arundel Tomb                                                  

Love After Love                                                      

Morning Song                                                         

Long Distance II                                                

I Wouldn’t Thank You for a Valentine           

In Paris with You                                                   

Warming Her Pearls                                            

Dusting the Phone                                             


OCR GCSE: Conflict

A Poison Tree                                                         


Boat Stealing (from 1799 Prelude)               

The Destruction of Sennacherib                     

There’s a Certain Slant of Light                        

The Man He Killed                                                

Anthem for Doomed Youth                               


What Were They Like                                          




Phrase Book                                                            

Honour Killing                                                       



OCR GCSE:Youth and Age

Holy Thursday                                                       

When I have fears that I may cease to be     

The Bluebell                                                           

Midnight on the Great Western                      

Spring and Fall: to a Young Child                      


Out, Out-                                                                

Red Roses                                                           

Baby Song                                                               


Cold Knap Lake                                                       

My First Weeks                                                    





OCR A LEVEL: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Aeolian Harp

Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

Kubla Khan

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts (1817 text)


The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem April 1798 (‘No cloud, no relique of the sunken day’)

Fears in Solitude

Frost at Midnight

Dejection: An Ode

The Pains of Sleep

To William Wordsworth

The Knight’s Tomb

Youth and Age

Constancy to an Ideal Object


OCR A Level: Geoffrey Chaucer

The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale