Essay writing in different styles Basics of punctuation (a very common area of weakness) and spelling, as well as advice on making the choice of words fit the kind of writing that's being asked for - argument, description, narrative, explanation
Reading different kinds of text Help with close reading and making sure that what you answer is the question asked and not something very like it. How to use quotations and explanation to present a point
Shakespeare Play Individual 'reading along' can do a lot to help people for whom Shakespeare's language sounds unfamiliar. After a while, this sense of strangeness does fade. You also need to be aware of how the world Shakespeare lived in has to be born in mind.
Poetry from other Cultures Special POETRY HELP page (see button on the left) is designed to help the fair number of students who are unfamiliar with poetry and how to approach it. Also, my experience of other cultures gives me a specialist insight into background, especially of African poetry
Sixth form English