Webinars

Unseen Poetry

Improve your knowledge of Unseen Poetry and develop excellent exam technique for AQA GCSE English Literature.

The Unseen Poetry questions account for 20% of the total exam grade so regular learning and revision, including timed answer practice, is vital.

This webinar series is ideal for GCSE students needing a boost and for pre-GCSE students looking for a head start.

Can’t make the live time? Register and receive access to recordings to view in your own time.

Fridays 5pm UK time. Starts Jan 7th 2022. £6 per webinar, payable termly.

Macbeth

Improve your knowledge of Macbeth and develop excellent exam technique for AQA GCSE English Literature.

The Macbeth essay accounts for 21% of the total exam grade so regular learning and revision, including timed essay practice, is vital.

This webinar series is ideal for GCSE students needing a boost and for pre-GCSE students looking for a head start.

Can’t make the live time? Register and receive access to recordings to view in your own time.

Mondays 4:30pm UK time. Starts Jan 10th 2022. £6 per webinar, payable termly.

Unseen Reading

Improve your marks in AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 Section A and Paper 2 Section A unseen reading.

Assessment of unseen reading accounts for 50% of the total exam grade so regular unseen reading, including timed practice, is vital.

This webinar series is ideal for GCSE students needing a boost and for pre-GCSE students looking for a head start.

Can’t make the live time? Register and receive access to recordings to view in your own time.

Fridays 4:30pm UK time. Starts Jan 7th 2022. £6 per webinar, payable termly.

Writing for English Language

Improve your creative and non-fiction writing for GCSE and IGCSE English Language.

Assessment of these genres accounts for up to 50% of the total exam grade so regular writing, including timed practice, is vital.

This webinar series is ideal for GCSE and IGCSE students needing a boost and for pre-GCSE students looking for a head start.

Can’t make the live time? Register and receive access to recordings to view in your own time.

Mondays 5:30pm UK time. Starts Jan 10th 2022. £6 per webinar, payable termly.

Model Answers

Creative Story Writing

This book is ideal for helping students improve their creative story writing for the GCSE English Language exams. Each chapter contains an exam task, a planning checklist and a model story to help students understand what a good exam story looks like. From only £4.99.

Non-Fiction Writing

This book is ideal for helping students improve their non-fiction writing for the GCSE English Language exams. Each chapter contains an exam task, a planning checklist and a model text to help students understand what a good exam answer looks like. From only £4.99.

Description Writing

This book is ideal for helping students improve their description writing for the GCSE English Language exams. Each chapter contains an exam task, a planning checklist and a model description to help students understand what a good exam answer looks like. From only £4.99.

Updates

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1 day ago
GCSE English.uk

Got a Macbeth exam coming up? Register now for the Jan 2022 webinar series: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

For only £6 per session, payable termly.

Here is a taster video of some of the webinar content. It's a breathless 1 minute summary of the thematic aspects of one of the most important scenes in the play – the scene where everything starts to go wrong for Macbeth.

In addition to guidance on text knowledge, each full-length webinar includes:
• an exam style essay task
• guided essay planning
• model essay opening
• shared writing exercise
• top tips on exam technique and what the examiners are looking for
• questions from participants answered
• key vocabulary and terminology
• a timed homework task (note: homework is not marked)

Check back over the coming months for more taster videos on Macbeth and other exam topics.

Page references from the Oxford School Shakespeare edition:

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2 days ago
GCSE English.uk

Writing from my webinar students continues to impress. We're taking half term off to read and imagine and prepare for more writing pyrotechnics from next Monday.

Here's some technically complex description of a market:

"Bananas and Brussels sprouts. Plums and pomegranates. Turnips and tangerines."

"Knives flash and flicker and scales drop in silver shimmers to the damp concrete below."

"He cries out the bargain prices in a musical tone, weighing and packing and giving change without stopping for breath."

Webinars now open for registration for Jan 2022 start: Macbeth, Unseen Poetry, Unseen Reading for GCSE English Lang. Plus the ever-popular Writing for GCSE/IGCSE English Lang. 🎉🎉🎉

► Macbeth webinar for AQA GCSE English Literature: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

► Unseen Poetry webinar for AQA GCSE English Literature: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

► Unseen Reading webinar for AQA GCSE English Language (Paper 1 Section A and Paper 2 Section A): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

► Writing webinar for GCSE/IGCSE English Language Series 2: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

Writing model answers available now!!
► Story:
► Description:
► Non-fiction:

(1:1 tuition: fully booked until Sept 2022)

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Writing from my webinar students continues to impress. Were taking half term off to read and imagine and prepare for more writing pyrotechnics from next Monday.  Heres some technically complex description of a market:  Bananas and Brussels sprouts. Plums and pomegranates. Turnips and tangerines.  Knives flash and flicker and scales drop in silver shimmers to the damp concrete below.  He cries out the bargain prices in a musical tone, weighing and packing and giving change without stopping for breath.  Webinars now open for registration for Jan 2022 start: Macbeth, Unseen Poetry, Unseen Reading for GCSE English Lang. Plus the ever-popular Writing for GCSE/IGCSE English Lang. 🎉🎉🎉  ► Macbeth webinar for AQA GCSE English Literature: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016330739068/WN_7VHlR_abQom8SqQ9ShoFTw  ► Unseen Poetry webinar for AQA GCSE English Literature: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2316330743489/WN_PTQoTSYpQU-heuvNhEpt9Q  ► Unseen Reading webinar for AQA GCSE English Language (Paper 1 Section A and Paper 2 Section A): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516330742459/WN_lkSaZGJvQiiyUgkRcK1K1g  ► Writing webinar for GCSE/IGCSE English Language Series 2: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2316330741346/WN_O2UFpiQ0T4C8L6uK1vVcXQ  Writing model answers available now!!
► Story: https://amzn.to/2YfkA7M
► Description: https://amzn.to/3zSGawi
► Non-fiction: https://amzn.to/3A1kvBr  (1:1 tuition: fully booked until Sept 2022)  #gcse #gcseenglish #gcseenglishlanguage #gcseenglishliterature
6 days ago
GCSE English.uk

Got a Macbeth exam coming up? Register now for the Jan 2022 webinar series: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

For only £6 per session, payable termly.

Here is a taster video of some of the webinar content. It's a breathless 1 minute summary of one of the structural aspects of one of the most important scenes in the play – the scene where everything starts to go wrong for Macbeth.

In addition to guidance on text knowledge, each full-length webinar includes:
• an exam style essay task
• guided essay planning
• model essay opening
• shared writing exercise
• top tips on exam technique and what the examiners are looking for
• questions from participants answered
• key vocabulary and terminology
• a timed homework task (note: homework is not marked)

Check back over the coming months for more taster videos on Macbeth and other exam topics.

Page references from the Oxford School Shakespeare edition:

#gcseenglish #gcseenglishliterature #macbeth
... Read moreClose

1 week ago
GCSE English.uk

Got a Macbeth exam coming up? Register now for the Jan 2022 webinar series: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

For only £6 per session, payable termly.

Here is a taster video of some of the webinar content. It's a breathless 1 minute summary of one of the most important scenes in the play – the scene where everything starts to go wrong for Macbeth.

In addition to guidance on text knowledge, each full-length webinar includes:
• an exam style essay task
• guided essay planning
• model essay opening
• shared writing exercise
• top tips on exam technique and what the examiners are looking for
• questions from participants answered
• key vocabulary and terminology
• a timed homework task (note: homework is not marked)

Check back over the coming months for more taster videos on Macbeth and other exam topics.

Page references from the Oxford School Shakespeare edition:

#gcseenglish #gcseenglishliterature #Macbeth
... Read moreClose

3 weeks ago
GCSE English.uk

New video uploaded! This is a complete webinar to give you a sense of what to expect when joining a webinar with GCSEEnglish.uk.



Find out more about available webinars and resister today!

The focus this week was on writing non-fiction, with a particular aim to create powerful, well-structured texts, full of detail and emotive impact.

This is part way through a webinar series so references are made to learning from previous sessions and plans for future sessions.

The interactive chat, Q&A and polling element does not come across in the video - register to get the full experience!

Future webinars:
- Macbeth for AQA Eng Lit
- Unseen Poetry for AQA Eng Lit
- Unseen Reading for AQA Eng Lang
- Writing for GCSE/IGCSE

Also available - collections of model exam answers:
- creative story
- non-fiction
- description

#gcse #gcseenglish #gcseenglishlanguage #gcseenglishliterature
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New video uploaded! This is a complete webinar to give you a sense of what to expect when joining a webinar with GCSEEnglish.uk.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uukK3-fOEJk  Find out more about available webinars and resister today! https://gcseenglish.uk/#webinars  The focus this week was on writing non-fiction, with a particular aim to create powerful, well-structured texts, full of detail and emotive impact.  This is part way through a webinar series so references are made to learning from previous sessions and plans for future sessions.  The interactive chat, Q&A and polling element does not come across in the video - register to get the full experience!  Future webinars: 
- Macbeth for AQA Eng Lit
- Unseen Poetry for AQA Eng Lit
- Unseen Reading for AQA Eng Lang
- Writing for GCSE/IGCSE  Also available - collections of model exam answers:
- creative story https://amzn.to/3rXk0V4
- non-fiction https://amzn.to/3dFz0BF
- description https://amzn.to/2WSIGoh  #gcse #gcseenglish #gcseenglishlanguage #gcseenglishliterature
3 weeks ago
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"Is this a webinar I see before me?"

Weekly webinars to boost Macbeth text knowledge and essay skill for AQA GCSE English Literature.

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/…

Starting Monday Jan 10th 2022, 4:30pm UK time.

The Macbeth essay accounts for 21% of the total exam grade so regular learning and revision, including timed essay practice, is vital.

Each week includes:
• an exam style essay task
• guided essay planning
• model essay opening
• shared essay writing exercise
• text knowledge boost
• top tips on exam technique and what the examiners are looking for
• questions from participants answered
• key vocabulary and terminology
• a timed homework task (note: homework is not marked)

#gcseenglish #gcseenglishliterature
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Is this a webinar I see before me?  Weekly webinars to boost Macbeth text knowledge and essay skill for AQA GCSE English Literature.  Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2116330737922/WN_7VHlR_abQom8SqQ9ShoFTw  Starting Monday Jan 10th 2022, 4:30pm UK time.  The Macbeth essay accounts for 21% of the total exam grade so regular learning and revision, including timed essay practice, is vital.  Each week includes:
• an exam style essay task
• guided essay planning
• model essay opening
• shared essay writing exercise
• text knowledge boost
• top tips on exam technique and what the examiners are looking for
• questions from participants answered
• key vocabulary and terminology
• a timed homework task (note: homework is not marked)  #gcseenglish #gcseenglishliterature

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About Me

Qualifications

PGCE (Sussex) leading to QTS in Secondary English teaching. BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.

Experience

Over a decade of classroom teaching experience in the UK and overseas. Over a decade of experience as a tutor. Tutoring online since 2016. Clean enhanced DBS disclosure.

Skills

Skilled at helping reluctant writers develop writing confidence. Excellent track record with STEM minded students, working to help them find a way to understand GCSE English in a more systematic manner.

1:1 Tuition

Personalised 1:1 Lessons

High quality, personalised online learning using Skype and Google Classroom. Lessons can include: homework feedback, reading comprehension, essay practice, timed writing practice, poetry analysis. Homework set after every lesson. Prices from £70 GBP per session.

Regular Writing

Focus on timed exam-style writing, both in lessons and as homework. Direct instruction and generous encouragement to help students overcome bad writing habits and build on their writing strengths.

Exemplars

Large stock of model written work to help students fully understand, and emulate, what a good text looks and feels like. Exemplars are aspirational, challenging and, crucially, designed to please the examiner.

Assessment

Written work assessed weekly using exam board mark schemes and assessment objectives. Exam board jargon explained and grade boundaries demystified. Precise advice given on how to improve.

Contact

Contact me now to enquire about webinar availability.
(Please note that 1:1 tuition is currently fully booked until September 2022.)