Success in the English GCSEs goes beyond simply knowing the correct information; it’s what you do with your knowledge that counts. That’s why School Blazers lessons target the skills of critical thinking and personal expression, with practical and specific guidance on how to apply those skills to GCSE exam questions.
School Blazers lessons are delivered by fully qualified secondary school teachers, with experience working both in schools and as examiners for major exam boards. We combine a mix of group and individual learning activities to ensure students get the most out of each session.
Group sessions last 45 minutes, with a maximum of 10 students per group, focusing on teaching and practising the key skills that are integral to success in the GCSE. Every session ends with a homework assignment in the form of an exam-style practice question. Students then have an individual online live-marking session with their teacher, in which they look closely at the homework together, identifying areas of success and specific targets for improvement.
School Blazers lessons and homework assignments are designed to prepare students specifically for AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas/WJEC, and CCEA exam boards, and cover both the English Literature and English Language GCSE exams.
- To know the specific demands of each exam question and how to achieve higher scores
- To grow in confidence when exploring personal interpretations of texts
- To build knowledge of literature texts and contexts
- To develop critical thinking skills
- To improve essay and creative writing skills
- To practise applying these skills to English Language and English Literature GCSEs
- To cultivate personal discipline and independent study techniques
- 60 minutes of tuition per week, led by fully qualified and experienced professionals
- Weekly assignments targeting sections of practice papers, past papers and mock exams
- Access to videos and other lesson resources to support independent study
- Access to School Blazers learning forum for extra community support outside of lessons
- Regular updates to parents about student progress and learning targets
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