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Some Context for Students: An Inspector Calls

It’s tempting to read a book in isolation; the characters are imagined, the action just happens and we speed through the plot to get to the ending. No spoilers please! However, everything is part of a more complex web and just … Continue reading

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Reluctant Poets Society

Jack ‘No one can make me like poetry’ B was given a homework task this week where he had to look in detail at Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est. Poor kid. His English teacher had given him an excellent … Continue reading

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Student writing: Of Mice and Men

This is a first draft that one of my English GCSE students produced in one of our 80 minute Kip McGrath tuition sessions. Milos is an able student and we are really pushing to get an A* at GCSE. He had been … Continue reading

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