S5 – Group English Classes

This course is designed for Higher English students who want to understand the structure of the 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 the Higher English exam while developing an appreciation for the qualities that make great writing.

Key Outcomes

  • Understand the Higher English scoring system and how to maximise your mark
  • Improve and practise critical essay skills

Seven Lesson Summary

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

Week 2 Critical essay reading samples

Week 3 Critical essay common text analysis

Week 4 Critical essay plans and question types

Week 5 Critical essay plans and question types 

Week 6 Critical essay timed essay

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


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Key Course Information

Course Start Date

14th January 2021


Lesson Time

Thursday at 8.15pm

Course Duration

7 x 55 Minute Lessons Weekly

Course Price

£12.50 per Lesson.
£87.50 for Full Block (7 Lessons).


  • Understand the Higher English scoring system and how to maximise your mark
  • Improve and practise critical essay skilla


Why Take S5 Group English Classes

Give your child the upper hand

Maximise your Marks

Understand the Higher English scoring system and how to maximise your marks

Improve Critical Essay Skills

Improve and practise critical essay skills

Understand Close Reading

Develop comprehensive knowledge of RUAE question types.

S5 – Group English Classes Tutor


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

    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.

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    Our next block, will focus on the third topic of National 5 maths, applications, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to study maths effectively and succeed.