Charlotte Ball

GCSE English Language: Top three films with twist endings!

GCSE English Language with a twist! Twist endings work brilliantly for short stories, and if you can manage one in your English Language exam they can knock an examiner’s socks off.  But what is a twist? A twist turns the expectations of the audience upside down. In English, we call this “subverting the audience’s expectations.” …

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Succeed at GCSE English Language: How to avoid “feature spotting”

Subject Crunch Thursday: Top tips with video on pathetic fallacy and link to a FREE revision sheet This week I was working on an AQA English exam paper that included an extract from a book called The Death Zone by Matt Dickinson. In it, he describes first-hand the experience of being on Mount Everest during the freak …

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Succeed at GCSE English Language: Persuasive techniques

Subject Crunch Thursday:  Key lessons with videos on persuasive techniques and link to a FREE revision sheet Techniques like repetition and anecdotes are a staple of persuasive writing. Along with a slew of other rhetorical devices like emotive language, statistics and the good old “rule of three”, they are an effective method of gaining the …

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