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Making a Start with the Structure Question

You rattled through Paper 1,  Question 1 listing four details as instructed. This was a straightforward information retrieval question and there’s no reason, carelessness aside, why you shouldn’t get the full 4 marks. Next, you tackled Question 2 and this was definitely as little harder. The question began with the word How so you knew you had…

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Recent Student Feedback

We’re proud of the work we do and that’s why we always like to receive student feedback. Here are some recent comments from a range of Year 11 students who are all studying for the GCSE English Language examination. One student reported valuing the work done to help familiarise him with the questions he’ll be…

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Relish the Challenge of Reading 19th Century Non-Fiction on GCSE English Paper 2

The 19th Century gave the world some really big and important stuff. Amazing engineering feats such as the launch of the SS.Great Britain in 1843 which combined size, power and innovative technology and changed maritime history. Or the iconic Brooklyn Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York for the first time. Breakthroughs in Science,…

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