English Proper: The importance of revising for English GCSEs

Season 2, Episode 10,   Oct 30, 2020, 12:01 AM

When it comes to most exam subjects, it seems fairly automatic that revision – for GCSEs at least - is mostly about ways you can retain facts and figures. For many revising English Literature mostly comes down to creating a bank of quotes. And all to often, preparing for English Language is an afterthought on the basis “I speak English, what’s to revise?”. But given that Maths and English Language are often required passes for further education, there must be more to it than that. 

This week we are looking at revising for English.

Nathan McGurl, founder of The Study Buddy is talking with Jennifer Webb. Jenny is currently Assistant Head at a large inner-city comprehensive school in Leeds, and has been a Head of English. She’s a blogger, speaker and author of “How to Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty” and recently “Teach like a Writer”.  Jenny also delivers professional development sessions to hundreds of teachers every month.    

Throughout this episode, Jenny offers insights around the significance of English Language as a subject and a skill. She explores the opportunities to excel in English Literature. And shares clear, practical tips on how to help teens do well in their exams. 

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