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Top tips for teaching Secondary English

Improve your secondary English teaching and boost student outcomes with our free eight-part guide

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Part 1
Part 1

Three ways to inspire excellent essay writing

Sure, templates and PEE paragraphs can offer structure – but genuinely brilliant pieces of work come from somewhere else entirely, says Kenny Pieper

Part 2
Part 2

Help your learners get to grips with planning

Thinking ahead isn’t something that comes naturally to young people – and when we understand that, we’re a step closer to helping them succeed, says Alex Quigley

Part 3
Part 3

An effective way to support English language and literacy revision

When Mark McDowell decided to introduce a ‘lecture-style’ intervention programme, he had no idea how well it would be received

Part 4
Part 4

The essential ingredients of great English teaching

Of course you’ll give the final recipe your own, unique twist, says Andy Tharby – but get these elements right, and both progress and satisfaction should be guaranteed

Part 5
Part 5

Five ways to narrow the word gap for your students

Alex Quigley shares simple strategies to help you help learners get to grips with language across the curriculum

Part 6
Part 6

How to ace comparative essay writing

When it comes to poetry analysis, Phil Beadle knows what examiners want to see – and he’s here to make sure you can help every student deliver it

Part 7
Part 7

How to use performance poetry to develop confident communicators

Starting secondary school can be especially tough for students who struggle with literacy, says Imran Hafeez – here are some creative ideas to give them a way to speak out

Part 8
Part 8

Five Get Ready for GCSE Island!

Be like Enid Blyton’s young heroes, says Alex Quigley, and face the big adventure of English exams with careful planning and lashings of team spirit

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