Highly experienced and senior GCSE & A Level English teacher
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I’m a senior leader (responsible for English) in a large state school. I’ve been teaching since 1995 and have a wealth of experience. I’ve taught content relating to most of the exam boards (AQA/OCR/Edexcel) at both GCSE and A Level (IGCSE too). I love my subject and really enjoy helping others to understand its complexities. I’m also an examiner for AQA and an SLE for English (designated 2015).
AQA GCSE Language AQA GCSE Literature AQA A Level Literature GCSE and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies
I usually begin with a starter task that either retrieves prior learning or introduces key language that will be used later in the lesson. I’ll then introduce the main knowledge required through direct instruction and follow this through exploring model answers. Subsequently, I’ll provide time for independent work (supported if required) and finish with a review of the lesson.
I’ve been teaching since 1995 and have also tutored since then.
Helping others to access some of the best texts ever written whilst they also develop the skills necessary to succeed in the real world!
I engage in deep conversations, model clearly and ask incisive questions.
When students make progress in school and are pleased with themselves!
Everyone can improve!
Possibly the way in which I convey my passion for the subject.
Statistically, I know I helped many, many students achieve the grades necessary for them to move forward.
Specialist Leader in Education (English) Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre PGCE Drama Degree in Drama and History A Level and O Level English Lit O Level Language
My great teachers! In particular, Mrs R, who taught me the joy of reading and opened my eyes to the bigger picture provided by Literature.
Rugby Football Theatre Music (I’m in a band) Poetry (I’m a poet - although not very good!) Family and friends
AQA A Level Literature AQA GCSE Language and Literature Year 7-11 (currently) Have taught year 5 to year 11
Where do I go from here?
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How do lessons work?
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