GCSE English Language: Writing and analysing non-fiction


This course will develop your students’ ability to understand any writers’ perspective and purpose; skills that are required on all exam board specifications for English Language at GCSE and IGCSE. The purchase includes access for up to 130 Students – £1.53 per student, free access for up to 5 teachers, accessible for one academic year (1 Sep to 30 June).

Sold By: Lemon & Grey English

This course includes 10 lessons taught by Charlotte Ball, BA, MA, PhD, Specialist Subjects: English Language, English Literature, 10 Years Tutoring and can be used as a discrete lesson pack, for revision and part of a blended learning approach.  Courses are interactive and engaging with a combination of presentations/videos, theory and practical activities that include downloadable worksheet activities.  Worksheet answers are provided, where applicable.

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.  In this course, your students 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)

*Once purchased, please email info@homeschoolondemand.com to re-confirm the email address of the group leader you would like to manage the course and monitor student progress e.g. teacher/club leader.  Group leaders have the ability to add/edit users and are also provided with a GROUP CODE which they can give to students/members to register themselves.

The course access/login details will be emailed to your group leader in advance of 1st September.  It can be purchased at any time in the academic year which is it intended for use, alternatively from 1st May for the next academic year.