Category: English

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A Day in the Life of an English Tutor

If you’ve ever been interested in becoming an English tutor, or you’re simply looking for insight into what they do on a day-by-day basis, then…

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5 Tips on How to Answer comprehension questions

5 Tips on How to Answer Comprehension Questions

Comprehension: What is your first thought when you see that word? Comprehension simply means to understand. Anything that you read requires you to ‘comprehend.’ This…

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The Best 11 Plus Resources to help your child for the 11 Plus

The Best Resources to help your child with the 11 Plus Exam

What are the best resources to help your child with the 11 Plus Exam? With the plethora of resources now available for 11 plus preparation,…

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AQA English Language GCSE

AQA English Language GCSE – Build for Success in the Exams

AQA English Language GCSE – Introduction When Michael Gove went about his educational reforms in 2015, he probably didn’t know that it was going to…

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11 plus preparation

11 Plus Preparation

11 Plus Preparation- What Every Parent Should Consider. This blog is for every parent who is considering 11 Plus preparation and may be feeling overwhelmed.…

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Redbridge 11 Plus Exam

The Redbridge 11 Plus Exam – A Short but Informative Guide

The Redbridge 11 Plus Exam The Redbridge 11  Plus Exam is a very competitive exam. Whilst the 2 grammar schools are not super-selective schools, they…

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GCSE and A-levels: Where did it all go wrong?

Ofqual algorithm used to obtain GCSE and A-Level exam scores Introduction 97% of GCSE grades and 82% of A-level grades were set purely by the…

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When English is not just English

English language is the world’s business language across the world. According to Statistica, in 2019 there were 1.12 billion Mandarin speakers and approximately 1.27 billion…

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Identifying end rhymes and internal rhymes using the famous poem by Edward Lear, ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’.

We all know what a rhyme is, but do you know the difference between and end rhyme and an internal rhyme? Poetry can be fun…

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