KS2 & 3 Booster Course: Year 8 English

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Year 8 English

Worried your child’s education has fallen behind?
Our top tutors can close that gap
Enrol your child on our LIVE, interactive online teaching programme, with flexible hours
This course will also run during half term, you can choose your start date: 19th October or 26th October
£375 per week ENROL NOW and we will take care of the rest!

Course Leader – Sally Dale:

Sally Dale is currently completing her Masters at Oxford University, having received her Bachelors Degree in English Language and Linguistics with Educational Theory. She has more than 10 years of experience in English teaching at a multitude of schools. She has also held leadership positions at Prestfelde School and Adcote School.

About Myddelton College: 
Myddelton College, one of the fastest growing independent schools in the UK has teamed up with leading educational specialists to ensure that your child is fully equipped to enter into the next phase of their studies.
Myddelton College is a co-educational independent boarding school located in Denbigh, North Wales. At Myddelton, there is a focus on 21st Century Learning, as well as engaging specialist programmes such as our ‘Learning Through the Outdoors’ programme, which encourages our students to learn and apply knowledge beyond the classroom.

Our Approach:
All children progress at different speeds and meet different hurdles in their learning, they need bespoke learning plans and individual support. Our programme meets these requirements by offering small class sizes of up to 20 students. We provide immediate feedback to enable students to progress at their own speed. By using a combination of video link and interactive software, the teacher will provide live tuition. All exercises are marked automatically and results are recorded.
The programme consists of 6 hours per day for five days, covering the whole syllabus. Pupils will be assessed at the start of the programme to determine their base line performance and progress will be monitored continuously. Practice is the key to success, the greater the variety of examples the child has encountered and mastered, the less likely they are to meet unfamiliar situations.

Course Overview:

  • Embedded literacy skills for inference, deduction, skimming, scanning, using quotations, tone, style and vocabulary.
  • Writing an extended written response to a GCSE style question.
  • How to structure a high-level response
  • Embedded literacy skills for inference, deduction, skimming, scanning, using quotations, tone, style and vocabulary.
  • Creating a written piece around a topic that they are passionate about
  • Embedded literacy skills for inference, deduction, skimming, scanning, using quotations, tone, style and vocabulary
  • Creating a range of news articles around topics such as the environment, local news, politics, animal welfare, current affairs, music etc.
  • Class to develop individual responses on Google docs for immediate feedback and progress development
  • Creating their own poem around the theme of either ‘power’ or ‘conflict’
  • Considering how poets use specific techniques and language in order to create an effect on the reader/audience
  • GCSE style question – how to formulate a response and use the extract to support your ideas
  • Teacher to model a high level response i.e. ‘How does the writer present the character of Gatsby in the extract’

Summary of Topics:

  • Introduction to the week
  • Short story fiction – using ‘The Red Room’ by H.G. Wells
  • Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
  • Non-fiction – The news around me – writing to inform, explain and advise
  • Poetry – taken from the AQA poetry anthology – Power and Conflict
  • Literature skills – Extract from ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald