GCSE English Tutors

English Language GCSE

Read this…Write about that.. English Language could get a reputation for lacking variety…but wait, there’s much, much, more to this course of study; there’s plenty of scope for learning about things you didn’t even know you didn’t know thanks to great writers, there’s room for discussion and debate, for developing ideas with clarity and authority – what’s not to like about that?

Our tutors encourage critical thinking and creativity to ensure that students can relate to texts and discuss their ideas with enthusiasm. They have to write those ideas down of course, but that’s fine, we know what makes for excellent writing too, from essays to stories, and we’re here to share.

Common Areas of Study

Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts (across 19th, 20th and 21st Century)

  • Analysis of Language
  • Analysis of Structure
  • Analysis of Writer’s intentions
  • Analysis of effect on the reader
  • Text Comparison

Creative Writing

  • Description
  • Narrative

Directed Writing

  • Persuasion
  • Discussion/Argument
  • Inform/Explain/Advise

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English Literature

So many books, so little time…Key Stage 4 can be very demanding, and the weight of content in Literature can seem overwhelming, but fret not; Macbeth need not be a source of stress. From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Goole, Charles Dickens to Carol-Ann Duffy, our tutors tackle texts in a creative way which inspires students rather than terrifies them. And, ok, we might not truly convince you that essay writing is great fun, but in giving guidance on planning, structuring and executing good writing we can certainly take the pain out of it.

Commonly Studied Texts

A 19th Century Novel such as:

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Jekkyl And Hyde
  • The Sign Of Four
  • The Woman In Black
  • Frankenstein
  • Great Expectations

A Shakespeare Play such as:

  • Macbeth
  • The Tempest
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Merchant of Venice

Prose/Drama:

  • Lord of the Flies
  • Animal Farm
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Anita and Me
  • Pigeon English
  • Blood Brothers
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Journey’s End

Poetry:

An anthology of contemporary and historical poetry/ ‘unseen’ poetry

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