DATE: Monday 29 April 2019: 4pm (1hr)
Excellent achievement in both the Anthology poetry question and the Unseen poetry question in Section B and C in Paper 2
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
An opportunity to develop your exam techniques and skills to ensure progression to the higher levels of the mark scheme for the poetry questions. A particular focus will be given to how to improve your performance in the comparison of poems and the effective analysis of themes. Also there will be a focus on how to write effectively about poetic technique with the use of exemplars from previous sessions.
BENEFITS OF THIS WEBINAR
- Gain exceptional understanding of how to approach the poetry questions in the exam
- Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent answers for both Section B and C
- Focus on what makes an excellent poetry essay – and pitfalls to avoid
- Best practice revision tips and guidance from an AQA expert
- Discover how to reach the top mark band in all of your answers
- This course includes a set of course notes which will be sent in advance of the course and which you will be able to use
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- All students of AQA GCSE English Literature
Paul is an experienced English expert who has worked as a teacher for over 20 years and within a major exam board before becoming an independent educational consultant. He was a teacher of English, a Head of Department and a Director of Studies for over twenty years, teaching at schools in the United Kingdom and abroad. He then became Head of English at one of the leading exam boards and was involved in the development of the last two sets of English GCSEs and A Levels with Ofqual and the Department of Education.
He is also part of the accreditation panels for a Regulator in English. As a consultant, he is widely involved in a range of activities, including the training of teachers in the new specifications both in training courses and with individual Departments. He has authored a whole series of teacher resources such as lesson plans and trial assessments at both GCSE and A Level.
He has authored several works on A Level English literary texts ranging from Romantic Poetry to Modern Drama and he examines for two UK exam boards and one international board in A Level English Literature. He is also a Principal Examiner for GCSE English Literature and an Associate University Lecturer in English. At the present time he is heavily involved in supporting teachers in the new English qualifications leading to the first assessments in 2017.