English grade 5 in 5 minutes

Here you can find revision materials, tips and videos to help with revision and preparation for GCSE English language and literature.

The aim of each video is to offer practical advice and tips for achieving a grade 5 in just 5 minutes. Can revision get any quicker?

Not only that but you can download FREE resources to work on alongside each video.

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Comparing Unseen poetry 

This video provides you with my top tips for tackling the unseen poetry comparison question which is worth 8 marks on the AQA paper.   I’ll take you through the process of writing a grade 5 and higher answer to the question and walk you through my model answer too.

You can download the free resources by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ob8OB1JeZZvoI2yOSLlFk-_nWUFJN8_2?usp=sharing

Comparison 

Whatever year group you are in this video will provide you with the tips and strategies for writing a good comparison in response to AQA English language paper 2 question 4.

You can download the free resources that accompany the video by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rk3H0BpUOGb8c94W0bLCFc68lmuZnzdH?usp=sharing

 

Summarising similarities or differences. Synthesis. 

Whatever year group you are in this video will provide you with the tips and strategies for writing a good synthesis in response to AQA English language paper 2 question 2.

You can download the free resources that accompany the video by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17UKgUl8YVbqgGmO_iJ9_HILWoHTA8KGm?usp=sharing

Evaluating

Whatever year group you are in this video will provide you with the tips and strategies for writing a good evaluation.

You can download the free resources that accompany the video by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EnMwZdiwm8iOHOtgMmCvFadRUJrvqoxC?usp=sharing

 

Analysing structure

Whatever year group you are in this video will provide you with the tips and strategies for writing a good analysis of structure.

You can download the free resources that accompany the video by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wPWGYJTUBKZcgbmr9yZHMp7jfGD0nQWn?usp=sharing

 

Analysing language

Whatever year group you are in this video will provide you with the tips and strategies for writing a good analysis of language.

You can download the free resources that accompany the video by clicking the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aXhctXI9WffhK1sKoKBRDYmH1gRI3see?usp=sharing

 

Power and Conflict poetry – Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland

This video provides you with my top tips for tackling the poetry comparison question. The example question uses ‘Kamikaze’ by Beatrice Garland as the named poem. I’ll give you my top 3 quotes and take you through the process of writing a grade 5 and higher answer to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and all of the sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KrxWSbgmzBrojbF-l-Q5ifiJ4ITXSjQO?usp=sharing

Power and Conflict poetry – Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This video provides you with my top tips for tackling the poetry comparison question. The example question uses ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley as the named poem. I’ll give you my top 3 quotes and take you through the process of writing a grade 5 and higher answer to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and all of the sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pbh0jqsVTNoGaN7JpqDTrun7Yt_Yfv48?usp=sharing

 

Power and Conflict poetry – Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes

This video provides you with my top tips for tackling the poetry comparison question. The example question uses ‘Bayonet Charge’ by Ted Hughes as the named poem. I’ll give you my top 3 quotes and take you through the process of writing a grade 5 and higher answer to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and all of the sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pbh0jqsVTNoGaN7JpqDTrun7Yt_Yfv48?usp=sharing

 

Power and Conflict poetry – Remains by Simon Armitage

This video provides you with my top tips for tackling the poetry comparison question. The example question uses ‘Remains’ by Simon Armitage as the named poem. I’ll give you my top 3 quotes and take you through the process of writing a grade 5 and higher answer to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and all of the sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pbh0jqsVTNoGaN7JpqDTrun7Yt_Yfv48?usp=sharing

 

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Inspector Goole

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Inspector Goole. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

 

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Gerald Croft

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Gerald Croft. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

 

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Eric Birling

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Eric Birling. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Sheila Birling

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Sheila Birling. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

 

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Mrs Birling

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Mrs Birling. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

 

English Literature – An Inspector Calls – Everything you need to know about Mr Birling

This video provides you with my top 3 quotes to remember for Mr Birling. It also guides you through how to answer the question and structure a grade 5+ response to the question.

You can download the free revision cards and sample questions by following the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfEpjnCa43N8ZnRgfFbWAo9eFqI9gKx4?usp=sharing

English Literature Unseen Poetry 

This video provides you with tips for getting a grade 5 on Unseen Poetry. It includes the steps you should take to gain a quick understanding and how to plan and structure a response to the question. A sample response is also included as a model.

You can download the free resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Aw4YpPbUJKbWcEtG61RtS7UPkrsxs5H_?usp=sharing

English Language Non Fiction Writing

This video will guide you through the process of tackling the non fiction writing question with focus on planning and editing as well as strategies for creating a structured response that will hit the marks for a grade 5 and higher.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18YKd66yJJiHZVLfsxmfc80bgTmV1_lw1?usp=sharing

English Language Narrative writing 

This video will guide you through the process of tackling the narrative writing question with focus on planning and editing as well as strategies for creating a structured response that will hit the marks for a grade 5 and higher.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14Yc0kNbLeUgPEpjPy5LT3ywwZGdR8uNJ?usp=sharing

AQA English Language paper 2 Question 4: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response for the question that requires you to compare the perspectives of two writers.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14nfoqI0dt1I-QOjaSaYwd2fcUW7QqzKN?usp=sharing

 

AQA English Language paper 2 Question 3: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response for the question that requires you to analyse a writer’s use of language.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1e6AeOlRIUBwvuRaYwWtP1ykxqSdcnEN6?usp=sharing

 

AQA English Language paper 2 Question 2: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response for the question that requires you to summarise differences or similarities between two texts.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gPyqWLmyrOKXfosHH3vT-Is_y5S9yxvn?usp=sharing

 

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2: Sneak peeks & reading purposefully

This video demonstrates some practical tips for getting started at the beginning of the paper 2 exam including:

  • having a sneak peek
  • removing the anxiety
  • reading the extracts purposefully

You can download the resources to be used alongside the video by clicking the link below. You’ll find some example language papers and inserts as well as the presentation.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UAOO9_Fin10gdi7k-ImNE4kt8aO-m3cV?usp=sharing

 

AQA English Language paper 1 Question 4: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response for the ‘evaluate’ question.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jpndb_dwQaPjCR7-QrwqPtFrrZXTB996?usp=sharing

 

AQA English Language paper 1 Question 3: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response for the structure question.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vDKcBXCIzRtkS8U0xS_Id-noXjst3rud?usp=sharing

 

AQA English Language paper 1 Question 2: step by step

This video will guide you step by step in creating a grade 5 or higher response on the language question.

You can download the resources to work on alongside the video using the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u4wapUmg5-v-v-omAWtbPhKuS6ouKM5l?usp=sharing

 

 

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1: Sneak peeks & reading purposefully

This video demonstrates some practical tips for getting started at the beginning of the paper 1 exam including:

  • having a sneak peek
  • removing the anxiety
  • reading the extracts purposefully

You can download the resources to be used alongside the video by clicking the link below. You’ll find some example language papers and inserts as well as the presentation.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I7G15FaMtBDIivV63dobos0mp3RJOe6b?usp=sharing