iGCSE and GCSE online classes

English Elephant Tuition offers a range of course options for private candidates wishing to study towards a GCSE or IGCSE qualification in English Language or English Literature.

Children can opt to join small, live online classes led by Kim, a qualified teacher, examiner and English Tutor; they can have regular or occassional 1:1 support; or they can study independently with the guidance of pre-recorded lessons, and still get feedback on assignments from Kim, their English tutor.

iGCSE (Edexcel) English Language

GCSE (AQA) English Literature

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English Elephant Tuition is an approved Learning Partner for Tutors and Exams. Together, we support private candidates and distance learners as they prepare for iGCSE examinations in English.

Kim is also working with a variety of other centres to support the grading process this year.

iGCSE English Language Course

Spec A or Spec B (one-year or two-year option)

This a rolling course, which is taught in 8 Units. It comprises of 68 hours of live lessons in total, along with Learning Support Videos and assessment tasks.

Offering optimum flexibility, you choose which Units your child needs support to study, how long they need to study – and change your mind as time goes on (if you need to)!

Your child can try out the different Edexcel specs and see which best suits them before committing to one for their final exam.

No spoken language assessment is needed here, so all you need to arrange is your final exam with the exam centre of your choice.

Enrol one term at a time, giving you and your child the freedom to work independently when it suits you – and get support when you need it.

What is included?

  • Weekly live, online lessons during term time (60 minutes each).
  • Weekly homework tasks (during term time) marked with written feedback.
  • Access to examples of well-written answers from other children.
  • Access to lesson resources, read-along videos and analysis videos.
  • Lesson recordings available to view throughout the course to allow for revision and flexible working times.
  • 2-3 hours of directed learning activities each week during term time (comprised of 1 x 60-minute lesson, plus homework tasks, learning support videos and preparation time where needed). 
  • End of term assessment tasks.

How much does it cost?

£10 per lesson, payable in a termly payment when enrolling (or in two payments made before the start of term).

Autumn and Spring Terms are 12 weeks each (£120 each); Summer Half Terms are booked in two half-termly blocks of 5 lessons each (£50)

iGCSE English Language: pre-recorded option

Offering, absolute flexibility and support when you need it, these pre-recorded lessons allow you and your child to select the aspects of this course you need extra help with.

Study at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want to.

Across the 8 Units, you will have access to:

  • Read-along videos for each Spec A anthology (parts 1 and 2) text.
  • Analysis videos for each Spec A anthology (parts 1 and 2) text.
  • Pre-recorded lessons on how to answer each exam question.
  • Model answers.
  • Example student responses.
  • Independent learning tasks set within each unit of work; these will be marked with feedback if submitted within the agreed timeframe.
  • One supported mock paper

How much does it cost?

Full course comprises of 8 Units. Unit costs are below:

Units 1, 2, 5 and 6: £80 each

Units 3, 4, 7 and 8: £40 each

Below are some combinations that might work for you:

Option 1: Join one class and study over a two year period, covering all 8 units of the course.

Option 2: Join two classes and study over a one year period, covering all 8 units of the course.

Option 3: Join part-way through a year and study over a 1-2 year period. In this instance you can choose to take one class a week or two classes a week at certain points of the year, catching up on anything you might have missed due to joining later in the academic year.

Option 4: Join classes for a term at a time to get extra support for areas of weakness or to support revision in the run-up to the final exams.

Option 5: Don’t join a class at all, but get some extra support in the areas you need through your chosen pre-recorded Units.

Please note, places in classes cannot be reserved until payment has been made. Enrolment for each term opens the half term before the start of term (e.g. January term enrolment opens in October half term). Places are offered to children currently enrolled before they are advertised or offered to children on the waiting list.

English Literature GCSE

A two-year course, teaching the necessary English Literature and exam skills required for GCSE English Literature (AQA).

Taught by Kim, a qualified teacher and examiner, the course is split over 63 weeks from September 2021 – May 2023. You can see a term calendar here.

What is included?

  • 63 live, online lessons taught weekly during term time (60 minutes each).
  • Weekly homework tasks marked with written feedback.
  • Access to examples of well-written answers from other children.
  • Access to lesson resources.
  • Lesson recordings available to view throughout the course to allow for revision and flexible working times.
  • Learning support videos and resources to support the analysis and understanding of the texts studied, supplement lessons and help with homework. 
  • 2-3 hours of directed learning activities each week during term time (comprised of 1 hour long lesson + homework and preparation time where needed). 
  • End of term assessment tasks.

How much does it cost?

English Elephant Tuition offers different payment options to suit your needs. All payments are non-refundable.

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