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How Not To Be A Grammar Queen

My last school has invited me to return and deliver lectures to my colleagues – the teachers in...
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The Poetry Flower - How to Read and Compare Poems

Are you puzzled by poems?  Ticked off with techniques?  Maybe you are also a little bit tired...
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A Template for successful GCSE creative writing

I was a naughty pupil – I saw school as a social event and failed Maths – I sat with my best...
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They're, Their and There!

Strangely enough, for one of the most widely spoken languages around today, there remain some...

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  • They're, Their and There! Editor's Pick

    Joanna Sanderson GCSE English Tutor (Manchester) Picture Strangely enough, for one of the most widely spoken languages around today, there remain some nuances of the English language which elude even the most nimble or confident of its linguists.  Even if it's possible to navigate around the semi-extinct conventional usages of "one" instead of "you",...
  • English Revision Tips

    David Cummings GCSE English Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture DO  Plan what you need to revise and decide on when Break each subject down into sections and decide which need most work Create a timetable that makes sure you cover the subject and all its sub-sections by the time that exam day arrives Make time slots, and try to get one...
  • Why Is It Important To Study English? Editor's Pick

    James Powers GCSE English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to overcome with most students is context. Not simply the context of a particular novel or poem but the context in which they live. I find that children born in the last 15 or so years have grown up in such a...

 

  • GSCE English Language and Literature Tips

    GCSE English Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture This year was an arduous but exciting year for GCSE English students as it was the first time for a long time that the final exams were worth 100% of the total marks. This year I really got to empathise with the challenges that students faced, so I am going to share some top tips to help you...
  • A Template for successful GCSE creative writing Editor's Pick

    Deborah Snow GCSE English Tutor (Slough) Picture I was a naughty pupil – I saw school as a social event and failed Maths – I sat with my best friend, an Indian boy called Poran, who is still my precious friend now; but that is another story, and we just had enormous fun every lesson. Poor Maths teacher! Anyhow, the end result was I had to...
  • Revise Your Revision Strategy for New 9-1 English

    Jessica Shillingford GCSE English Tutor (West London) Picture “If we don’t teach students how to revise, then it’s an equal opportunities issue: those from supportive backgrounds will do better than those who have to fend for themselves” - Geoff Barton The new English GCSE exams are assessed by exam only. That means pupils need to show two years of...