A-level English Language Podcasts

A-level English Language Podcasts

A compendium of useful podcasts to stretch your understanding, explore new aspects of A-level Language beyond our curriculum, revise some of our key concepts and to see them in use. The World in Words Lingthusiasm A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A lively, deep, language-y conversation with real linguists! [...]

Transactional Writing: Survival Stories

Transactional Writing: Survival Stories

Preparation for Section B Transactional Writing which is thematically linked to the Section A topics and Non-Fiction extracts. Edexcel Non-Fiction Texts linked to survival and adventure: Explorers or boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets the rescue bill The Explorer’s Daughter Between a Rock and a Hard Place Wilderness Adventures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VG-WYPtpCQ Arctic Adventures Arctic Survival [...]

Essay Writing Collection

Essay Writing Collection

A series of posts dedicated to exploring the intricacies of essay writing and how to approach them. Essays require you to do many things simultaneously as you synthesise crucial information in an evaluative and analytical way whilst offering nuance in meaning. It can be complex. Use these guides to help demystify some of these areas and develop your essay writing skills.

Essay Writing: How to Write an Effective Conclusion

Essay Writing: How to Write an Effective Conclusion

Introductions and conclusions can be difficult to write, but they are worth investing time in. They can have a significant influence on a reader’s experience of your paper and they are often the final remarks your examiner will read before making a decision on how well you have met the criteria of the exam or assignment. Just as [...]

Written Analysis: What, How and Why Questions

Applying graphic organisers such as flow charts to learning: breaking down the components of analysis to make it easier to comprehend and the put into action. Follow each part step-by-step to create effective analytical writing. Inspired by graphic organiser from @XpatEducator

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Analysis Breakdown

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Analysis Breakdown

A breakdown of the non-fiction text from the Edexcel English Language Non-Fiction Anthology. Exploring GAPS, title analysis and a paragraph by paragraph coverage of indicative content. Useful for supporting student revision and embedding sound understanding of linguistic features within the text. Subscriber Content Genre: Memoir of a traumatic event Audience: general audience; outdoors enthusiasts; readers [...]