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Which English A Level Should You Choose?

This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their...
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How to Read 'Beloved': A Student Guide

How to read ‘Beloved’ - A Student Guide Students reading the novel ‘Beloved’ by Toni...
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How to Read for A Level English

Of course you can read the words on the page, or tube advert, or instagram comment. However;...
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Analysing Poetry

Analysing a poem, particularly under exam conditions, can prove a daunting task. Here I have...

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  • Who is Othello?

    Sue Harding A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture In AQA’s mark scheme, AO5 requires you to ‘Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations’.  This means you must explore how Shakespeare constructs the character of Othello, arrive at an interpretation, and be prepared to support it. It is important to read critics’ views,...
  • What Can A Tutor Do For Me?

    Yvonne Tucker A-level English Tutor (Bristol) Picture The great thing about a tutor is that s/he is there just for you! So you will only spend time on study that is relevant to you the teaching/learning style can be tailored to you no need to feel embarrassed about "silly" questions you can repeat things as often as you want you are the...
  • Success in A2: The final preparation

    A-level English Tutor (Enfield) Picture I do not advocate last minute preparation, but the final week of your 'revision' before your examination is critical, and can make all the difference in achieving a high grade. Many students do not know how to prepare for their A2 exams, particularly in subjects such as English Literature,...

 

  • Writing an Essay

    Christina Fuhr A-level English Tutor (North West London) Picture An essay is a piece of writing that should follow the following structure: 1) IntroductionThe first paragraph of an essay should introduce the reader to the essay topic. The first sentence of the essay should hook the reader and create interest in the essay. Then the research or essay question...
  • Exploring the Effects of Language Editor's Pick

    Pamela Newman A-level English Tutor (Guildford) Picture Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English Literature for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed building students' confidence when exploring their interpretations of texts. Having just completed the marking of coursework assignments for IB Diploma...
  • How to Read for A Level English Editor's Pick

    Jan-Peter Westad A-level English Tutor (East London) Picture Of course you can read the words on the page, or tube advert, or instagram comment. However; when it comes to reading for exams, or essays at school and university, it can become habit to read great literature in the same way you might read a recipe you already half know. You can skim through...