English Descriptive Writing Higher (Funfair)

Stream until Tue 1st Mar
20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

In this class, students will be given an overview of how to write descriptively for a specific descriptive writing assignment: ‘Describe a funfair.’ You will be shown how to use a range of descriptive techniques as well as how to adopt an effective structure to engage and entertain readers. This session will enable you to secure a GCSE grade 5 in English Language for your centre-assessed grades (CAG) focusing on an important skill in an area that your teacher will be looking at when making a final assessment.

Related Classes:If you enjoy descriptive writing, have a look at our Life Skills class on 'Building a Creative Writing Habit' and our Career Guidance classes on 'How to Become a Freelance Writer' and 'Getting a Book Published'.

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:
  • Deciding on your overall purpose for descriptive writing 
  • How to engage readers using sensory description and descriptive techniques 
  • Understanding the ‘drop-zoom-flash-echo’ method in order to effectively structure descriptive writing
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students in Years 10 and 11 or S4-S5. This is the perfect revision class for English students who want to get understand how to each the next standard grade level.  

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

*Kitan is one of our regular English tutors and we'd love for you to be able to get a sense of the type of classes she covers for students aged 11-16. Additionally, on our mission to democratise access to additional learning opportunities, we want to increase the number of free to access classes for everyone.  
This means, whether you normally watch free classes or pay as you go, if you're mid-way through a free trial or on our monthly plan, this class is free and will not count as one of your class credits. Enjoy this one on us!

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.
  • Students will be sent confirmation of the class to their email address if provided.
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