GCSE English Literature: AQA Poetry – Conflict cluster – ‘a fusillade of question-marks’

a fusillade of question-marks

aqa english literature – poetry

conflict cluster

close study

 

  • suitable for AQA poetry anthology – ‘conflict’ cluster
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

 

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

a fusillade of question-marks equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of the poems in the ‘Conflict’ cluster of the AQA anthology so you can approach the poetry paper with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, a fusillade of question-marks brings the poems to life and takes you on an exciting journey into poetic appreciation. With a renewed understanding of poetry and poetic, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

a fusillade of question-marks

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of each poem’s ideas, themes and issues
  •  exploration and critical evaluation of poetic techniques
  • consideration and analysis of form, structure and language choices
  • tailored activities to make comparisons and links between poems
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

£ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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GCSE English Literature: OCR Poetry – Simon Armitage – ‘nothing stands but free sky’

nothing stands but free sky

English Literature: OCR poetry

simon armitage poems

close study

  • suitable for OCR poetry – Simon Armitage
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

 

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

nothing stands but free sky equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of the Armitage’s poems in the OCR anthology so you can approach the poetry paper with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, the workshop brings the poems to life and takes you on an exciting journey into the realms of Armitage’s poems. With a renewed understanding of poetry and techniques, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

 

nothing stands but free sky

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of each poem’s ideas, themes and issues
  •  exploration and critical evaluation of poetic techniques
  • consideration and analysis of form, structure and language choices
  • tailored activities to make comparisons and links between poems
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

£ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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advanced spanish – ‘perfect tense’

advanced spanish

perfect tense

 

  • ideal for AS /A2 exams or for personal study
  • tailored to students of Spanish at an advanced level

 

Spanish may appear easy to learn but it’s tricky to master. At an advanced level, unless you can conjugate verbs or manipulate tenses, progress will be slow.

make grammar easy provides a firm scaffold for understanding verbs and tenses so you can learn the patterns, avoid the pitfalls and express yourself effectively. Once the grammar’s clear, everything else makes sense.

 

how the workshop can help

perfect tense clears up what’s unclear and helps you move beyond the blocks. Verbs and tenses will no longer be a mysterious concept but something you understand and enjoy. Once your verbs make perfect sense, you’ll be able to say what you mean to say, accurately.

perfect tense

what to expect

 

  • tailored explanations to get to grips with essential verb and tense concepts
  • exercises and activities across all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) to apply knowledge and practise techniques
  • emphasis on authentic materials and target language to experience grammar in action
  • relevant past paper grammar practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports

 

the essentials

 

verbs:

  • reflexive verbs
  • modes of address (tú, usted)
  • radical-changing verbs
  • impersonal verbs
  • verbs followed by an infinitive
  • uses of ser and estar
  • perfect infinitive
  • negative forms
  • interrogative forms
    reflexive constructions

tenses:

  • present
  • preterite
  • imperfect
  • future
  • conditional
  • perfect / future perfect / conditional perfect
  • pluperfect
  • passive voice
  • continuous tenses
  • gerund
  • past participle
  • subjunctive mood (all common uses)

what to pay

      • £ 75 – includes all study materials, drinks and snacks

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GCSE English Literature: Journey’s End – ‘croquet, or the war’

‘croquet, or the war’

gcse english literature: drama

journey’s end

close study

 

  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel iGCSE / OCR exam boards
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

‘croquet, or the war’ equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Sherriff’s Journey’s End so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, ‘croquet, or the war’ brings the play to life and takes you on a memorable journey into Sherriff’s trenches. With renewed enthusiasm for the play, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of the importance of the play’s themes, dramatic techniques and characterisation
  • exploration and critical evaluation of the play and its context
  • consideration of the wider social purpose and cultural precepts that inform the play
  • tailored activities to analyse the effects of Sherriff’s choices of language, structure and form
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

what to pay

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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GCSE English Literature: An Inspector Calls – ‘it’s my duty to ask questions’

‘it’s my duty to ask questions’

gcse english literature: drama

‘an inspector calls’

close study

  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C
  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel iGCSE / OCR exam boards

 

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

‘It’s my duty to ask questions’ equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, ‘it’s my duty to ask questions’ brings the play to life and takes you on an exciting journey into the Birling family household.With renewed enthusiasm for the play, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

 

‘It’s my duty to ask questions’

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of the importance of the play’s themes, dramatic techniques and characterisation
  • exploration and critical evaluation of the play and its context
  • consideration of the wider social purpose and cultural precepts that inform the play
  • tailored activities to analyse the effects of Priestley’s choices of language, structure and form
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

what to pay

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials, drinks and snacks

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GCSE English Literature: Of Mice and Men – ‘tend the rabbits’

gcse english literature

tend the rabbits

‘of mice and men’

close study

 

  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel iGCSE / OCR exam boards
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

 

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

tend the rabbits equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, tend the rabbits brings the novel to life and takes you on an exciting journey into Steinbeck’s world.With renewed enthusiasm for the novel, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of the importance of the novel’s themes, setting and characterisation
  • exploration and critical evaluation of the novel and its context
  • consideration of the wider social purpose and cultural precepts that inform the novel
  • tailored activities to analyse the effects of Steinbeck’s choices of language, structure and form
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

 

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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GCSE English Literature: Animal Farm – ‘four legs good’

gcse english literature

‘four legs good’

‘animal farm’

close study

  • suitable for OCR exam board
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

 

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

‘four legs good’ equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ so you can approach the literature exam with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, ‘four legs good’ brings the novel to life and takes you on an exciting journey into Orwell’s world.With renewed enthusiasm for the novel, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of the importance of the novel’s themes, setting and characterisation
  • exploration and critical evaluation of the novel and its context
  • consideration of the wider social purpose and cultural precepts that inform the novel
  • tailored activities to analyse the effects of Orwell’s choices of language, structure and form
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

what to pay

 

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

Click here to view upcoming courses

GCSE English Literature: AQA Poetry – Characters & Voices cluster – ‘dem tell me’

aqa english literature: poetry

dem tell me

characters and voices

close study

 

  • suitable for AQA poetry anthology – ‘characters and voices’ cluster
  • tailored to GCSE students aiming for grades A*- C

English GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

dem tell me equips you with a thorough understanding and critical appreciation of the poems in the ‘Characters and Voices’ cluster of the AQA anthology so you can approach the poetry paper with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

With a variety of activities and tasks, dem tell me brings the poems to life and takes you on an exciting journey into poetic appreciation. With a renewed understanding of poetry and poetic techniques, you’ll learn how to peel back the layers of meaning and interpret what lies beneath.

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria and assessment objectives
  • close study of each poem’s ideas, themes and issues
  • exploration and critical evaluation of poetic techniques
  • consideration and analysis of form, structure and language choices
  • tailored activities to make comparisons and links between poems
  • exercises to encourage personal response and interpretation that peels back the layers of meaning
  • practice on how to move from general commentary to micro-analysis providing clear evidence in support
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

 

£ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

Click here to view upcoming courses

GCSE English Language: understanding non-fiction texts – ‘read between the lines’

GCSE English Language

read between the lines

reading & understanding

non-fiction texts

 

  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel / OCR / WJEC exam boards
  • tailored to GCSE students entered for Higher Tier and aiming for grades A* – C

 

English Language GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

read between the lines provides a firm scaffold for understanding the functional elements of written English so you can approach the language paper with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

read between the lines shows you exactly what examiners are looking for. By drawing on a variety of sources, you will learn how to identify a writer’s craft and analyse techniques that convey meaning so you can transfer your reading skills to any text.

When you read between the lines, it all makes sense.

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria
  • tailored explanations of technical terms to describe features of writing and presentational devices
  • close analysis of the techniques that convey meaning and message in a variety of texts
  • practice on summarising and selecting information from a body of text
  • exercises and activities to improve textual interpretation
  • analysis and discussion of linguistic techniques and presentational devices in a range of non-fiction genres:
  • functional texts (information leaflets, charity posters)
  • media sources (websites, blogs)
  • literary non-fiction (travelogues, biographies)
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

 

what to pay

 

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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GCSE English Language: writing to argue & persuade – ‘write it right’

GCSE english language

write it right

writing to argue and persuade

 

  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel / OCR exam boards
  • tailored to GCSE students entered for Higher Tier and aiming for grades A* – C

 

English Language GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

write it right provides a firm scaffold for understanding the functional elements and techniques of written English so you can demonstrate competent writing and pass the GCSE with the highest grade possible.

 

how the workshop can help

write it right shows you what examiners are looking for so you can confidently approach the writing section of the language paper. By drawing on a variety of sources, you’ll discover how to identify a writer’s craft and analyse linguistic techniques that best argue and persuade. You’ll learn how to apply these techniques to your own writing and adapt your style to fit audience and purpose.

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria
  • tailored explanations of linguistic techniques used in writing to argue and persuade
  • close reading of a variety of non-fiction texts
  • analysis of techniques used in example texts for specific purpose, content and audience
  • exercises and activities to practise techniques in writing
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

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GCSE English Language: writing to inform | describe | explain – ‘write it right’

GCSE english language

write it right

writing to inform / describe / explain

  • suitable for AQA / Edexcel IGCSE / OCR exam boards
  • tailored to GCSE students entered for Higher Tier and aiming for grades A* – C

 

English Language GCSE counts – for a lot. Whether you want to go to university, enrol on a vocational course or find a job, a good grade in English will help you get there.

write it right develops understanding of the functional elements and techniques of written English so students can approach the language writing paper with confidence.

 

how the workshop can help

write it right shows you what examiners are looking for. By drawing on a variety of sources, you’ll discover how to identify a writer’s craft and analyse linguistic techniques that inform, describe or explain. You’ll also learn how to apply these techniques to your own writing and adapt your style to fit audience and purpose.

 

what to expect

 

  • detailed outline of exam criteria
  • tailored explanations of linguistic techniques used in writing to inform, describe and explain
  • close reading of a variety of non-fiction texts such as letters, speeches, reports, newspaper articles
  • analysis of techniques used in example texts for specific purpose, content and audience
  • exercises and activities to practise techniques in writing
  • past paper practice, discussion and analysis of successful responses that reach the highest grades, with close reference to examiner reports
  • individual feedback

 

what to pay

  • £ 75 – includes all study materials and refreshments

Click here to view upcoming courses