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"Of Mice and Men" - some advice

Steinbeck has set his novel during the Great Depression, after the Wall Street Crash in 1928 in...
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Revision: a list of dos and don'ts

DO Plan what you need to revise and decide on when Break each...
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5 Tips for Writing a Stellar GCSE English Essay!

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Revision: Quality not quantity.

Hi Parents/Students,With all kinds of examinations approaching, parents and students alike often...

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  • The New GCSE - Is Reality Starting to Bite?

    Christine Thomas GCSE English Tutor (Durham) Picture I know we need to move on and in some respects it is pointless comparing but having just supported a North East school to prepare their Year 11 for IGCSE and for AQA cert in Literature, and then in addition to this put schemes of work and teacher training in place for the current Year 10 to...
  • Shakespeare for Children

    Poppy Hulse GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture As part of my second year studying English at degree level I spent four months closely examining a different Shakespeare play every week. I read what felt like every Shakespeare play referred to in popular culture. Studying and writing about them in great depth. Reading one 16th century play a...
  • Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Poet Editor's Pick

    Jane Davis GCSE English Tutor (Harrow) Picture Teaching poetry for English Literature exams can be a challenge. Thanks to rap music, and the increasing number of spoken word and performance poetry venues, poetry may now seem more accessible and even enjoyable. There is still an enormous difference between finding pleasure in a poem and...


  • Private Tuition - How do I know who to hire?

    Laurence Dalton GCSE English Tutor (Coventry) Picture Private tuition is something that most parents entertain at some stage of their child's education. Most parents feel that private tuition is something that will help complement learning that is taking place at school and make a significant difference to examination outcomes. They are correct....
  • How to think - for essay writing and for life

    Henry Dingle GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I feel like I have something of a genuine revelation to make to you all in this article, for those of you working in education, with an interest in education, or both! It is THE secret key for guaranteed success in all academic performance. What makes it a revelation, as I am sure you...
  • English: A Precious Art Form

    Molly Cowell GCSE English Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture "Shakespeare is boring." "When will I ever need to know what an adjective is?" Just two examples of quotations that you could pluck from an English class anywhere in the country at any given moment in a school day. I've heard variations of this before, and, in the moment, it is really hard to...