English Language: Non-Fiction Writing (Topic: Global Tourism)

Stream until Tue 1st Mar
20 mins
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Dom TraynorHost: Dominic is a teacher and English Literature graduate, Adobe Education Evangelist, and recent winner of the Institute Of Education’s EDUCATE award.

Given that this task represents 25% of the final mark in the English Language GCSE, this is without doubt the easiest way to improve your result! All GCSE Language boards require students to complete a piece of non-fiction on a given topic in one of the papers.

These classes centre around short 2 minute videos designed to stimulate writing on a particular global issue. With the video, students are given the necessary background and context of an issue in order to answer four short questions as part of a 200 word challenge.

Students often struggle to engage with the tasks because of a lack of knowledge or awareness of the topics. For example, AQA stated in their examiner’s report this last year that 'what characterised the best of these responses was the ability to engage with the ‘big ideas’: politics, economics, gender, aesthetics, class, morality, psychology, even philosophy. Students who were confident and familiar with these ideas were able to frame their own perspectives in this larger context and thereby enhance the quality of their argument.’

Guided by Dominic Traynor, a teacher and English Literature graduate who recently won the Institute Of Education’s EDUCATE award, this session will not only improve your writing but it will also get you thinking about the major issues that affect us all.

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Safeguarding reminder: We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled.

Key takeaways:
  • Easy ways to structure a non-fiction piece of writing
  • Develop your writing style and flow
  • Learn about interesting global issues
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 studying for GCSE English.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
  • For live classes, please arrive promptly. Students' cameras and microphones are disabled by default.
  • For on demand classes, students will be watching a recording of a previous live class.
  • Once you have signed up, you will be taken to your dashboard where you can view details of the class, and re-watch it in the future.
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