Education

How To Provide GCSE English Exam Support

If you are helping a student with their GCSE exams here are some tips on how you can provide them with GCSE English exam support. Get the student to:

• Re-read the required texts and loot at a few of the study guides related to them so that they can identify the plot and themes (as well as the historical context)
• Analyse the literary techniques in one or two of the set texts for practice; make notes of the techniques the author is using to promote character development and the arc of the plot as a whole
• Sit some past GCSE English papers to get practice answering the types of questions that are likely to be included; get a teacher or student to mark these test papers and ask them to point out the specific areas in which you can improve