Welcome! These pages provide detailed readings of the poems selected by the WJEC for the GCSE in English Literature component on Welsh Writing in English (for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022). You will find detailed discussions of each of the set poems, along with some pictures and links. Helpsheets can be downloaded as individual PDFs or all 15 helpsheets can be downloaded as a single PDF file. Click on the poem titles below or navigate via the left-hand menu.
These readings are aimed at teachers doing the background reading in preparation for teaching, but can be viewed and used by anyone.
NB: These resources are not endorsed by the WJEC and are not intended to replace any of the teaching resources created by the WJEC.
These pages were commissioned and edited by CREW, the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales.