English tuition for both language and literature

KS2, KS3 & KS4 including GCSE

Achieving a good GCSE pass in English is a ‘must have’ exam in order to be considered for many jobs and careers.

Research has shown it’s important that children have an opportunity to learn English as early as possible. For those children where English is a second language this early start helps with learning other subjects too.

Following those initial steps, usually taken at home with the support of their parents, when they go on to attend primary and then secondary school they are able to learn more about how words and sentences are constructed, so they can develop ways express themselves.

Furthermore, when students are considering further education at a university, a college or thinking of securing a place on an apprenticeship scheme, proof of ability to use at least a basic level of English is essential.

To be successful at studying English pupils need a good understanding of the structure of words, the parts of language and also how to write about fiction and non-fiction subjects.

As skills develop students will need to:

  • Develop their skills in understanding, analysing and interpreting a selection of different texts
  • Develop their ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when writing
  • Become proficient in using vocabulary, spelling and punctuation
  • Know how to write in a personal style, whilst staying aware of the audience being addressed.

That’s a very wide range of skills to be learnt, and many of those skills can begin from primary school age.

Recommended reading lists

The GCSE English language syllabus offered by AQA Edexcel and OCR each includes specific books that form key parts of the course.

Depending upon the exam board chosen by a school the books would be taken from four distinct groups:

  • 19th Century novels and prose
  • Shakespeare
  • Modern drama texts
  • Modern novels

Students will need to understand the author’s ideas behind their writing, along with various facets of the people in the novels, or plays.

All ages tutored

We tutor pupils in English from across the full age range of school years, from primary school pupils through to those taking GCSE resits in school 6th form or colleges.

Contact us

To find out more about how we could support you and your children’s aims for their education please complete our enquiry form and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

Due to the present coronavirus related issues we are currently only offering online tutoring, however, for families in the Peterborough area, once the Government has confirmed the ‘all clear’ we will be offering face-to-face tutoring again.