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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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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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Why Is It Important To Study English?

Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to...
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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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  • The Importance of Homework

    Simon Warner GCSE English Tutor (North West London) Picture                                                                     Ways Parents Can Help Children With Their Homework We all know that homework is an integral part of a child’s education. It has long been a daily concern for...
  • Storytelling

    Wendy Cavalier-Hirth GCSE English Tutor (Bournemouth) Picture Towards the end of the first year of my degree I came across a book, well it fell, almost jumped off the college library shelf at me, as I was looking for something else. It was Storytelling: Imagination and Faith by W. J. Bausch (1984). I will never know what made me read the back cover after I...
  • Poetry

    Linda de Klerk GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture At GSCE level you will be asked to COMPARE two poems, where you will talk about BOTH poems all the way through your answer and look at the SIMILARITES and DIFFERENCES between these two poems.  When doing your PLAN write out a table like below:   Poem 1 Ideas/subject Attitudes &...

 

  • Writing An Analytical English Essay Editor's Pick

    GCSE English Tutor (Rochester) Picture Writing a good essay is like following a recipe; use it as a guide and throw in a bit of personality where you can! Start with looking closely at the key question; you will need it for your introduction and paragraph signpost sentences. e.g. How does the poet use language in 'One flesh'? "HOW"...
  • Don't PANIC!!!

    Poppy Hulse GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture I write this on the morning of GCSE results day 2016; a morning that 16 year olds past and present associate with dread, fear and overwhelming anxiety. I had a message from one of my tutees parents yesterday who said their daughter "is too anxious to get any words out of her," my chatterbox...
  • 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...