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Rhythm in Poetry - Can you read the metre?

Rhythm in Poetry There are lots of things to look for in a poem: similes and metaphors, images,...
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Writing a Good Essay

Writing a Good Essay Many of my students find writing an essay a daunting task. Getting to grips...
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How to teach essay writing in a way that works

When I was doing my teacher training, something I really struggled with was how to teach kids to...
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In Search of Originality

In Search of Originality In terms of progressing pupils to improve GCSE Examination standards...

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  • 10 Top Tips for Studying English Successfully

    Helen Lewis GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture Get started. If you can get yourself to sit down at your desk and make a start, you’re doing well. It is easy to procrastinate and never quite get going, so start small with something you find pleasurable and not too difficult. Just do something so that you feel that you’ve begun. The sooner...
  • In Search of Originality Editor's Pick

    Stuart Riddle GCSE English Tutor (North London) Picture In Search of Originality In terms of progressing pupils to improve GCSE Examination standards it is important to write and work closely with the pupil - mostly on past papers. Many pupils I work with begin with only moderate writing skills because they haven’t been trained to think clearly...
  • The Importance of Context in GCSE English

    Melissa-Rose Marsh GCSE English Tutor (Watford) Picture What could be argued as the biggest change in the new GCSE curriculum is the importance of context and including context within your exam responses. In order to really impress the examiners it is essential that you read around the contextual issues of the texts you are studying. The British...

 

  • CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide Poems

    EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn) Picture The CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide: Poems are books aimed at Higher Level GCSE English Literature students studying the poems for the AQA exam. I recommend them strongly. These books have all the poems that may come up in the exam. Each poem is broken down into sections; so what happens, the...
  • 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 will...
  • English Literature: How To Revise For Your Exam?

    GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture What's the best way to up-level your work in English literature GCSE? There is no easy way, but early action with revision will make a massive difference to your final mark. How to do it? Follow the steps below! Firstly, read, re-read and read your set texts again. In depth knowledge of the...