CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2018
FOR ENGLISH GCSE
A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY
A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER: READING FICTION AND NON-FICTION
Friday, 28th December 10am-3.30pm
We will go through the requirements of each task for each specification and how to structure a response, so as to gain a top band (Level 9) mark. Workshop participants are asked to bring along 2 pieces of marked work if possible (question paper and your responses) – one that you are proud of, and one that you might have been disappointed with - so that we can address your strength and weakness areas and work directly with these. Skills practised will include identification of key points, describing language and structural techniques, searching for implicit and explicit meaning, summarization, comparison of texts, and evaluative responses (‘to what extent do you agree’ questions). This workshop is also suitable for Edexcel students working from the Anthology.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER: WRITING SECTION
Saturday, 29th December 10am-3.30pm
In this workshop, we will go through the requirements of each writing task and how to structure a response so as to gain a top band (Level 9) mark. Students learn my own Key to Quality Writing ©, which instantly elevates the language and adds pace. The workshop includes practising effective openings and closings for the different tasks, as well as the body of the writing, so that students learn how to craft their work and save valuable time in the exam. A range of writing tasks will be addressed, including writing to persuade, argue, advise, explain, inform, analyse, and describe. The application of these tasks into different forms, e.g. articles, blogs, letters, speeches, reports, discursive essays, writing from a stimulus (e.g. a photo), narratives, and descriptions of settings, will also be covered.
ENGLISH LITERATURE: POETRY - UNSEEN AND ANTHOLOGY
Wednesday, 2nd January 10am-3.30pm
We will work through a range of unseen poetry, practising identification and description of language, form and structural techniques, plus tips for ensuring a top (Level 9) mark, even when the meaning is unclear. We will also address how to include context in your responses, and how to approach comparison questions so that your response is well crafted and easily read by examiners. Please bring your Anthologies and practice question papers (where applicable).
Friday 4th January 10am-4.30pm
RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS
Saturday, 5th January 10am-4.30pm
Each workshop will be created according to individual student's needs,
and in line with specification requirements.
Typical topics covered might include research methods and statistics and
key assumptions and evaluations of the psychological approaches.
Students will be taught how to approach each question so that they can gain confidence in knowing exactly what is required to gain a high mark, including using key terms and studies.
Perfect for those students who wish to consolidate their grades,
or those who wish to significantly improve their grades in just a few hours!
ENGLISH LITERATURE: NOVELS AND PLAYS
Thursday 3rd January 10am-3.30pm
This workshop focuses on how to pick out and write about key themes, characterization and literary techniques employed in set texts. We will cover how to structure a top band (Level 9) mark and practise effective openings and closings, as well as the body of the essay. Please bring along any exam questions for your set texts that you would find difficult to answer. As we will be practising written responses to questions, please come prepared with your set texts and also your notes where you have kept quotations.
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