Key Stage 2 is a pivotal time for young students, covering years 3 – 6. At the start of Key Stage 2, children are still not far from the beginning of their schooling journey. By the end of Key Stage 2, they face exams like the SATs and possibly the 11+ with high school on […]
There’s a good reason why English, science and maths are required at GCSE level. They’re subject areas that provide skills needed in many other areas of study and in all future avenues of life. In the case of English, its influence might be far broader than it first appears. Of course, it’s important to be […]
Taking A level English language is a great choice for students who love to really examine and analyse how language functions. Rather than focusing on fiction and story, the English language A level considers the components of the English language – like phonetics, grammar and vocabulary – and how they work together to shape communication. […]
When it comes to education and learning, the internet can be immensely helpful in so many ways. Online dictionaries put vocabulary words at students’ fingertips. Revision sites like Quizlet enable children to make virtual flash cards. And Google docs allow students to collaborate in ways that paper could never. But one site that isn’t the […]
It’s easy to think that a child’s academic performance in primary school English doesn’t really matter, as only their high school achievements will affect their career or higher education prospects. However, that’s only partly correct. True, marks on tests and assignments won’t follow a child in future life. But the English skills a child develops […]
Finding a one-on-one English tutor is a powerful move to help boost skills and confidence in English as a subject. No matter how great a student’s English teacher is, there is something different in the dynamic between a tutor and a student alone compared to that of a classroom setting. For one, in individual tutoring […]
There’s really no student who can’t benefit from English tutoring. The subject area of English language and literature is so broad that English tutoring includes a vast variety of different skills – reading comprehension, literary analysis, essay writing, fiction writing, argument and rhetoric, grammar and many more. Even the most proficient student will find they […]
It goes without saying that a strong command of English is an invaluable skill for UK students. Of course, English is a required subject through GCSEs – but English proficiency is also necessary for almost every other subject, even STEM ones. If a student is studying mathematics, they still need to understand written problems, which […]
Throughout the UK, English is a compulsory subject taught in primary and secondary classrooms. However, while you study English as a general topic in primary years, this subject is split into two categories when moving into secondary education. The reason for this is that English language and literature, while appearing similar, are pretty different regarding […]
GCSE English is one of the most important exams to pass in your school career. That’s because most colleges, universities and employers require a good standard of English competence. However, it’s often the most challenging to revise, as what’s presented in the exam is perhaps text you’re not familiar with seeing. If you’re wondering whether […]
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