Am I Ready for My English Language GCSE?

Am I Ready for My English Language GCSE?

Unsure whether or not you are likely to pass or fail your English Language GCSE? Read our checklist below to find out! Do I Have the Knowledge? Can you explain and use the following techniques? Simile Metaphor Personification Pathetic fallacy Juxtaposition Oxymoron...
How Do I Analyse Language in Poetry?

How Do I Analyse Language in Poetry?

Finding it difficult to know where to start when you are asked to analyse language in poetry? Perhaps you are studying for your English Literature GCSE exam? Let us break it down for you with 5 easy steps: 1. Focus on what you know. Remember that poets are often...
How Do I Analyse Structure?

How Do I Analyse Structure?

When you are asked to analyse the structure of a text as part of your English Language course, you are being asked how the writer has chosen to put that text together. Remember that when writers write stories or descriptions, they choose what order they will tell the...
Effects of Language in Non-Fiction Texts

Effects of Language in Non-Fiction Texts

One of the biggest challenges that you are asked to tackle in the English Language GCSE is to explain the effect of language on the reader. This can sometimes be more difficult in non-fiction texts (such as letters, articles, and speeches) because as a student, you...
Effects of Language in Fiction Texts

Effects of Language in Fiction Texts

One of the reasons that the English Language GCSE can be quite nerve-racking is that you are likely to see the texts for the first time when you get into the exam. This means that many students think that it’s difficult or ‘impossible’ to revise for this exam. We’re...