It’s that time of year again. You want to prepare your students to do the best they possibly can in their GCSEs, without piling on the pressure.
So, if you can help them to revise in a way that doesn’t feel like a non-stop conveyor belt of information passing in one ear and out the other, you’ve made a decent start.
We’ve rounded up a small selection of tips, tricks, games, worksheets and all kinds of resources to help with this year’s English language paper. So check these out to see if anything might help your class study more effectively and efficiently.
This bundle of resources from TeachIt helps students recap key words and terminology for GCSE English Language, and lets them play some tried-and-tested games and activities, like this printable language board game, to go over important skills for the exam.
There’s even a handy revision calendar for them to print out.
One of the many benefits of the BBC Bitesize sites is how well it is laid out. It’s so easy to find everything you could want or need, and you know that it will all be formatted in a way that’s, as the site name suggests, easily digestible.
One of the other benefits is the the wealth of high-quality videos, which can be a great means of digesting information rather than students trying to cram in every note they’ve made, work they’ve done and handout you’ve created over the last year.
So, this video, for example, and its accompanying guide, takes pupils through the influence of poetry and rhyme on modern rap music, while this one discusses the use of persuasive language to raise awareness of school bullying.