KS3 online classes

Term Dates

What types of classes are available?

Key Stage 3 Group English Classes

Spring 2021: COMING UP NEXT

Creative Writing

  • A 12 week series of lessons where children will be guided through the skill of creative writing. Lessons will focus on vocabulary and sentence structure for effect, whole-text structure and developing detailed, imaginative description.
  • Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they develop their writing skills.

Autumn 2020: (currently teaching)

How to Eat a Novel

  • A 12 week series of lessons where children will be guided through the skill of studying a novel.
  • Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they develop reading skills and learn how to analyse a novel.

Summer 2020

Shakespeare: gender and subversion in Shakespearian Comedies

  • A 10 week series of lessons where the genre of Comedy is introduced and explored through a selection of Shakespeare plays. Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they read, analyse and interpret Shakespeare’s language and use of conventions.
  • Essay writing skills will be taught.
  • A popular genre at GCSE, these group classes for home educated children make an effective introduction to the literature covered on some iGCSE specifications.

Spring 2020

Speeches to Change the World

  • A 12 week series of lessons where the form of speeches is studied. Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they read, analyse and write about well known speeches – and they will learn to write effective speeches themsleves.

Autumn 2019

Gothic Poetry: analysis, introduction to essay writing and writing poetry

  • A 12 week series of lessons where the genre of Gothic is introduced and explored through poetry. Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they read, analyse and interpret poems while also refining their ability to write their own. 
  • A popular genre at GCSE, these group classes for home educated children make an effective introduction to the Gothic literature covered on some iGCSE specifications.

Summer 2019

Newspapers: language and representation in the media

  • A 10 week series of lessons looking at the conventions of the tabloid and broadsheet press. Children will be supported by Kim, the English Elephant English tutor, as they explore the power of language in creating and informing popular opinion – and learn to use language influentially themselves.