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Be Kind to Yourself With Exams

Exams are not the same for everyone. Some people thrive on the adrenaline and nerves that happen...
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The Golden Key to English

There is a language that gives to whoever knows it a much deeper understanding of both English...
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Narrative Writing for GCSE English

Approaching the narrative writing question for GCSE English Language Write the opening part of...
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Literacy and Democracy

In recent years Britain has tumbled in the international league tables of literacy despite...

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  • 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...

 

  • Narrative Writing for GCSE English Editor's Pick

    John E. Robinson A-level English Tutor (Portsmouth) Picture Approaching the narrative writing question for GCSE English Language Write the opening part of a story about a place that is severely affected by the weather. You’re sitting in a school hall, behind a desk which is probably too small for you, alongside, in front of, and behind several hundred...
  • Language and the Power of Ideas

    Aisling K. A-level English Tutor (East London) Picture ‘La parole s'enfuit, et l'écriture demeure.’ - The spoken word is fleeting while the written word endures. The French have an excellently neat way of putting things. It helps that they have far fewer words than we do in English. The consequence of this economy of vocabulary is an enforced...
  • Which English A Level Should You Choose? Editor's Pick

    Karen Pitts A-level English Tutor (Oxford) Picture This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their education. It’s an exciting time when teachers at your school or at open events in FE colleges try to entice you onto their courses. Many courses sound great; they are presented as being incredibly...