Although GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature are two distinct subjects leading to two GCSE grades, they are usually taught together in school and the skills within them are frequently connected. During our tuition with your child we work with them on either or both subjects, emphasise complimentary skills between the subjects, and tailor our focus from one subject to the other depending on their specific needs and current school focus. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the exam system and all of the major exam boards, and are keenly aware of the subtle differences between each one.
GCSE English Language
Progress in English Language benefits your child not only within GCSE English Language itself, but more widely in their all-round literacy, increasing accuracy within written responses across all their GCSE subjects.
English Language tuition focuses on a number of key areas – development of accuracy within written responses; the ability to utilise vocabulary, grammatical devices and structure for effect within their own writing; and the specific requirements of each individual question within the reading sections of the papers.
GCSE English Literature
To achieve your potential within English Literature GCSE, detailed knowledge and understanding of the set texts is imperative. We work with your child on developing their intimate knowledge of the text and its thematic concerns, as well as enhancing their appreciation of how language, form and structure shape meaning.
We then ensure all of this knowledge can be combined coherently and fluently within a well-structured written response that fulfils the objectives of the question.
Whether approaching exams for the first time or re-sitting post GCSE, we offer an individualised approach for all our students to fit their specific needs and requirements.
One-to-one tuition allows for individualised support for your child. We start with an initial discussion with you and your child to discuss specific needs and put a personalised scheme of work in place.
This then forms the basis of subsequent tuition sessions, whilst retaining the flexibility to adapt and change individual sessions to meet needs that may arise from your child’s day to day study in school.
Individual tuition prices include:
Extra support for your child between sessions is available and can be explored in our initial discussion.
After you contact us via our contact form with a brief overview of your requirements, we will get in touch to undertake a comprehensive assessment and exploration of your child's aims before providing a detailed scheme of work for the sessions ahead.
Once we have agreed together as to how best to achieve your child's goals, we put in place a schedule of tutor sessions, maintaining the flexibility to increase or decrease the duration or number of sessions as suits you.
All tutor sessions are fully resourced with all materials supplied free of charge. Consolidation work after each session is set, and precise, focused feedback is given on a regular basis. With a wealth of experience in the classroom and in tutoring, your child's sessions will be differentiated to perfectly suit their ability and progress.