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Upper KS3 English: Real-Life Writing
10 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am GMT£7.50
In these Tutorials, by running imaginary businesses, pretending to be snooty restaurant critics, or imaging ourselves to be speech writers to a powerful politician, we develop key writing skills that allow us to persuade, inform and entertain a wide variety of audiences.
By contextualising non-fiction writing in real-life situations, learners can see more clearly how their writing has the potential to become a powerful tool in later life. These Upper KS3 English lessons develop the skills learners need to write confidently for specific audiences and purposes across a range of genres.
A few words about Real-Life Writing…
From giving presentations or speeches, to writing reviews or letters of complaint, there are many types of non-fiction writing that we all have to deal with. We don’t just stop using English Writing skills once we’ve finished education (whatever that means!), so it’s crucial that we know how to express ourselves in clear, effective ways that are tailored to our audience.
Upper KS3 English lessons are for students who have already had some formal English education beyond primary school level or have completed our Lower KS3 English lessons. They might benefit from this more developed experience of analysing and writing texts that these lessons provide. A typical age range might be 12-14, though other ages are very welcome. Students can switch to Lower KS3 English lessons if they feel they need to (space permitting).
- Tutorials will contain no more than 10 students per class. Small groups enable tutors to get to know individual students, tailor teaching to meet group needs and create maximum opportunities for interaction and engagement via cameras, microphones, chat, polls and quizzes (all are optional).
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