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S4 – Group English Classes

This course is designed for National 5 students who want to understand the structure of National 5 and Higher exams with a particular focus on close reading / RUAE and critical essay writing. 

Why Study This Course?

This course will guide you, with practical steps on how to successfully approach and prepare for English exams, while developing an appreciation for the qualities that make great writing.

Key Outcomes

  • Understand the National 5 and Higher English scoring system and how to maximise your mark
  • Improve and practise critical essay skills
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of RUAE question types.

Seven Lesson Summary

Week 1 Test. How much do you know? Exam overview & grading guide

Week 2 Critical essay reading and analysis

Week 3 Critical essay plans

Week 4 Critical essay timed essay

Week 5 Critical essay review and reflections, 

Week 6 RUAE – diagnostic test + review

Week 7 Review. What have you learned? What to review? What are your next steps?

£87.50

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Key Course Information

Course Start Date

7th January 2021

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Lesson Time

Thursday at 7.00pm

Course Duration

7 x 55 Minute Lessons Weekly

Course Price

£87.50 for Full Block (Includes all 7 Lessons).

Modules

  • Exam Breakdown and Guide
  • RUAE Technique
  • Critical Essay Skills (including formative assessment)
  • Timed Essay Practice 

Why Take S4 Group English Classes

Give your child the upper hand

Exam breakdown

Learn exactly how marks are awarded in National 5 and Higher examinations so you know what you need to know.

Learn How to Write

Develop simple techniques to express yourself effectively in life and exams.

Timed Writing

Experience timed essay practice / including marking and feedback so you are prepared for exam situations.

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Chris

Maths | English | Study Skills

Chris established Learning Better in 2017 to offer a new dimension to the education sector. Within the Learning Better team, Chris leads on tutoring maths, English and study skills. His expertise lies in implementing goal oriented personal development.

Chris studied at the University of Edinburgh before qualifying as a teacher of maths with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Birmingham and becoming a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Chris taught English around the world, most recently for the British Council in Hong Kong where he pioneered work on independent learning.

Chris is also a certified yoga teacher. His approach to education combines rigour with mindful practice to help students learn better and feel better.

When he’s not teaching Chris enjoys mentoring with MCR Pathways and developing his yoga practice.

    1-1 Tutoring

    Prefer a 1-1 Tutor?

    Learn on a one-to-one basis for the highest level of support and the fastest improvements. Every lesson is customised around the student’s individual needs.

    Our teachers are experienced, qualified and include authors, SQA markers, department heads and subject leaders.

    Up Next

    Up Next: Scottish Set Text

    Our next block, will focus on Scottish Set Text skills to enable you to approach this section with confidence and a clear, detailed, realistic plan of how to be successful.