English Literature (GCSE) – Inspector calls – context explained

Background Priestly was born in end of the 19th century in Yorkshire. He was uninterested in joining academia because he felt there was more to learn from practical experience. Becoming a junior clerk at 16, in a wool mill, he later joined the infantry in the First World War, narrowly escaping death during the war. […]

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Year 9: Getting started for option choices

Improve your future! Getting started for option choices Introduction It’s time to choose your key stage 4 options so how will you choose what subjects to study? And how will you decide which courses are right for you? Improve your future! is full of information, ideas,  action points and advice. Begin here and work through […]

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Home: The best family homes are those that are play grounds where people can imagine and achieve goals through the support of the family

Through the support of the family, the family home can become a playground where children can imagine and achieve their goals. But who is the leader? Growth from a small baby to a large grown up adult cannot be achieved without parents being passionate about their children’s future; those parents are inspirational to their children. Thus, parenting children […]

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Selfish People: Watch out for people possessing a very peculiar trait of putting their needs first.

Watch out for people possessing a very peculiar and common trait of always putting their needs first. These people are called….. Their priorities, their goals and their desires come on the forefront as they live for themselves, never thinking of others, who may be far more needy than themselves. Seeing others as a means to […]

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If you don’t know where you are, a map won’t help

Let yourself know where you stand in your life because it will save you prodding along aimlessly. When you don’t know where you  are on the map of your life, then you won’t know which road to take. What if I don’t plan my way properly? You risk losing your way. When you have a chaotic […]

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It’s easy to end up worrying about being innumerate

Motivation to become numerate People think they are either numerate or innumerate. Numeracy is specific skills, experiences, and knowledge that is required to read the numbers and not about whether you are numerate or innumerate. By practising, we grow these skills in a certain field. You can be numerate in counting your shop takings, but […]

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GCSE, AQA board, Question 5, Model answer, writing an article in a magazine

NOV15/ENGA1H – Question 5: Write an article for your school or college magazine which describes a situation you experienced which was exciting, but also scary, and explain how you dealt with it. Jubilant Jeep Safari. Wonderful Water fights. Scorching Sunshine. The tremendous Turkey adventure. Or so it seemed… Sunday 7th August 2016. The jeeps lined […]

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To excel, tap into children’s capacity to Learn

When parents are devoted to the education and development of their children, then they are tapping into the part of a brain which will help them in adult life. Your children will develop the “intellectual skills” to build a future for themselves in later years because in a rapidly changing and fragmented globe, where so […]

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Personal Goals: The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do

Choosing a course and career. Good strategy should emerge out of analysis of your personal-self, and your personal-goals. Think about your strengths and weaknesses, what opportunities are out there for you, and whether these aren’t just short-term booming opportunities. For example, after I graduated in 1996, between 1998 and 2000, there was huge demand for […]

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AQA English GCSE model answer, question 4

GCSE ENGLISH/ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Higher Tier Unit 1, Understanding and producing non-fiction Question 4: Compare the ways in which language is used for effect in the two texts.  Give some examples and analyse the effects. The language used in Source 2 contributes to the creation of a playful and light hearted tone. For example, the use of […]

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