Revised Key Poems for GCSE English Literature (AQA A)

In your exam for GCSE English Literature (AQA A) you will be given questions in which at least one poem, but probably more, will be named. Therefore you need to know the poems that can be named by the examiners. Below is a table that sets out the possible named questions. Of course, knowing others will help, but as a minimum you should know and revise the appropriate poems for the pair you've studied and the tier for which you're entered.

Heaney and Clarke (Foundation)
HeaneyClarkePre-1914
Mid-Term BreakBaby SittingThe Eagle
FollowerOn the TrainSong of the Old Mother
DiggingCatrinOn My First Sonne
Death of a NaturalistThe Field Mouse‘I love to see the summer’

Heaney and Clarke (Higher)
HeaneyClarkePre-1914
At Potato DiggingCold Knap LakePatrolling Barnegat
Storm on the IslandA Difficult BirthThe Affliction of Margaret
DiggingCatrinOn My First Sonne
Death of a NaturalistThe Field Mouse‘I love to see the summer’

Duffy and Armitage (Foundation)
DuffyArmitagePre-1914
Stealing‘My father thought it’The Man He Killed
SaloméNovemberSong of the Old Mother
Elvis' Twin SisterKidOn My First Sonne
HavishamThe HitcherThe Laboratory

Duffy and Armitage (Higher)
DuffyArmitagePre-1914
Anne Hathaway‘Mother, any distance’Sonnet 130
Before You Were MineHomecomingMy Last Duchess
Elvis' Twin SisterKidOn My First Sonne
HavishamThe HitcherThe Laboratory