English Language GCSE Online Exam Technique Course

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  • Paper 1
    May 7, 2022
    9:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Paper 2
    May 21, 2022
    9:15 am - 4:30 pm

English Language GCSE Course

These one-day courses will teach students the skills they need to ace their English language exams. The tutor will show students how to approach the different types of questions, how to read and analyse extracts in a time-efficient way and how to answer questions in a way to maximise marks. Students will develop their ability to critically evaluate and analyse language, and will leave with increased confidence in their ability to make informed personal responses.

Learners are supported beyond the course through the provision of high-quality, comprehensive and original material including notes, guides and question booklets. These resources have been specially designed and created to supplement the learning experience. 

Course Structure & Content

Structure of the Days

Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.

There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Online Course

This course takes place online. To find out how our online courses work please click here.

Paper 1

For 2022 there are no confirmed changes to Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (the fiction paper).  This one-day revision session will offer students advice and practice in approaching the unseen extract and how to respond to all 4 questions in Section A. Afternoon sessions will include how to approach Section B, with guidance and practice in planning and writing both descriptive and narrative responses. This Revision Day is specific to AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1.


Session 1
Section A: Reading
– How to approach the unseen fiction extract- making the most of the 15 minutes reading time
– Question 1: getting full marks as quickly as possible
– Question 2: the language question & how to achieve higher marks
Session 2
– Question 3: the structure question – writing about the whole text and how to achieve higher marks
12.30 – 13.30
Session 3
– Question 4: ‘to what extent do you agree?’ – the evaluation question and how to achieve higher marks
Session 4
Section B: Writing
– Question 5: Writing to describe/ writing a story: what’s the difference?
– effective planning
Session 5
– Putting it into practice: how to access the higher marks
– How to communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively; how to organise your writing
– How to use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures; how to write with technical accuracy


Our English tutors are qualified teachers. Their enthusiastic and accessible teaching styles enable students to feel able to ask questions and interact in discussions. Our tutors receive consistently good feedback from students. Their expert knowledge and fresh teaching approach will help everything click into place.

Rebecca Stone

Rebecca is a experienced teacher, examiner and highly qualified tutor of English. She has taught in secondary schools in England for more than 20 years, has been Head of Department as well as Head of 6th form, and has examined and moderated up to A level for many years. Rebecca has also tutored students one to one both in person and online for almost a decade, offering wider curriculum support as well as targeted exam skills as needed. She has a degree in English and a Bachelor of Secondary Education, as well as a master’s in History. She’s an excellent communicator and empathetic tutor who can support a range of learner abilities and age groups from GCSE to A level in both English Language and Literature.

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Bursary Places

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Dates & Bookings

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