An Overview of the English Tutoring Course

Our English Course is based on AQA’s English Language/Literature new specification.

The Course will focus on detailed study of the new Language and Literature exams.

The Course will also include exam techniques and exam timing techniques (through exam revision days) which are necessary to ensure the highest levels.

English Exam Study Timetable

The first paper we’ll be studying on the Course will be the English Language exam; higher grade English language skills need to be firmly in place, or reinforced, before tackling the Literature exam.

Studying Format

We will be studying the exams, from English Language Paper I onwards.

The new specification is specifically designed to build on the previous question’s knowledge and skills.

The Importance of Attending All Sessions

Please note: As we will be studying the exam questions sequentially, it is extremely important for pupils to attend each tuition session.

This is because there won’t be enough time (apart from Year 11’s revision and exam timing sessions before the exams) to cover missed questions.

How Long Will the English Course Last?

Each child has different educational needs & they study at their own pace.

The Course is based over a 35 week period for both the English Language and the English Literature exams, this equates to 35 hours of tutoring (based on full attendance from the start of the Course).

We study English Language first, because the skills learned at this stage are built on during the English Literature part of the Course.

The poetry module consists of AQA’s Power and Conflict Poems. The studied Play will be ‘Macbeth’.

If you compare the 35 hours of tuition to the hours spent on the GCSE Course during the two school years (approx 350 teaching hours), you can see that tutoring is not a ‘miracle’ cure if a child is unwilling to put the effort in or hasn’t studied well at school. n to school study If you This figure should be placed into the perspective of future career opportunities and the time taken to do resits (taking away from College courses study time).

Tutoring however, can significantly increase a child’s confidence in the subject and their exam technique. As a consequence, this impacts postively on thier exam success. As one GCSE student from 2017 told me ‘I never even thought of taking English for A Level and now I really want to’. n to school study If you This figure should be placed into the perspective of future career opportunities and the time taken to do resits (taking away from College courses study time).

The price of 35 sessions (for the year) of the English group course comes to £437.50. This sounds a lot, but place this figure against the cost of future exam successs and career opportunities, plus the time it takes for resits (which impacts A Level study time) then the cost is actually low.

English and Maths at GCSE are now double weighted relating to the Progress 8 marks your child achieves at the end of their GCSE’s. You can see why tutoring is a blessing.

Kind Regards,

Geraldine Rose –English Tutor AQA specialist

07961-574-098

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