In English: Due to the broad range of texts covered and the changing demands arising from the educational reforms, our English courses focus on the key skills, techniques and information required to optimise exam performance. For example, in the new curriculum skills relating to inference, deduction and fluent writing using evidence from the texts has become much more important. Our GCSE English Language and IGCSE English Language revision courses are designed to help students improve the skills you need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of texts and to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures, so you get the best results in your exams.

Over our English Language revision courses, you will take part in a range of activities, from tutor-led activities to student-led work. Tailored to fit the needs of the students on the course, our tutors continuously check that students are concentrating, have understood and are ready to move on.

We offer:

  • GCSE English Language
  • IGCSE English Language

The course will focus on the skills that you individually want to develop and those that commonly cause all students difficulty:

Reading

  • Information retrieval
  • Summarising ideas from one or more texts
  • Interpreting impressions and viewpoints
  • Explaining the writer’s attitude
  • Analysing the writer’s methods
  • Writing about language and structure
  • Writing about language and structure
  • Writing about narrative technique
  • Comparing texts

Writing

  • Planning writing responses
  • Interpreting writing questions: identifying audience, purpose and form
  • Different types of non-fiction writing (e.g. explain, inform, argue, persuade)
  • Different forms of non-fiction writing (e.g. letters, speeches, articles)
  • Narrative / recount writing
  • Writing to describe
  • Sentence structure and variety
  • Whole text structure and cohesion
  • Proof-reading for spelling, punctuation and grammar

All our tutors are experienced and qualified teachers and many are examiners which means they have an excellent insight into what the exams actually ask of students. Chosen for their enthusiasm and empathy, they also have an in-depth knowledge of the entire subject area.

Not only will our tutors review fundamental subject areas and focus on topics that cause the most problems, but they’ll also give students exam technique tips and tricks. Course activities can include:

  • Past papers: students may work through previous GCSE English papers, both independently and as part of the revision group.
  • Descriptive sessions: students study English resources and then discuss and describe topics in full.
  • Teacher’s notes: if students require grounding in fundamental areas of GCSE English, the tutor may present a subject in full.
  • Full teaching: this mix of stimulating group discussion and teaching is an excellent way to consolidate and expand knowledge.

If you’re ready to book a GCSE English language revision course, call us now on 0161 637 4220. We’ll be happy to discuss the options and find a course that fits your requirements.