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GCSE English Language: Analysing and writing non-fiction

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Non-fiction covers many forms of writing; letters, speeches, articles, diaries, biographies and reports to name just a few! In the exams, understanding context is key. This course will develop your ability to understand any writers’ perspective and purpose; skills that are required on all exam board specifications for English Language at GCSE and IGCSE.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about the different forms of non-fiction
  • Learn how the form, audience and purpose of a text affect style and language decisions
  • Spot and analyse language techniques that writers use to achieve their purposes, including alliteration, fact, opinion, repetition, emotive language, statistics, triplets, rhetorical questions, superlatives, command verbs, anecdotes and personal pronouns
  • Learn how context shapes a writers perspective
  • Learn how to craft your own non-fiction writing in a way that allows you to be persuasive, entertaining and informative

Equipment Required:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Printed worksheets (provided
Students have access to complete and revisit this course for 90 days.
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Your Tutor: Charlotte Ball