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Author: Mr Forster, Mr Gallie

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RevisionPod - English revision made easy.Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEvery week, Mr Forster and Mr Gallie bring you a dose of high energy revision to help you achieve the best possible marks in your English GCSE's. Each episode will look at a different question from your set texts and explore how we would analyse the language and contextual factors and how you can then use this knowledge to boost your essay writing. Click on the bio of each episode to download your GCSE RevisionPod handout, complete with the question we are discussing, the quotations and vocabulary we use in the pod and some extra contextual information.
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Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeTwo poems today that explore the changing nature of parent child relationships, featuring one of Mr Forster’s top ten favourite words ever - you have been warned. Download the hand out here: https://tinyurl.com/y2qsrszkEmail: englishrevisionpod@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter @Grevisionpod Englishrevisionpod.co.uk Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/22748...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeWelcome back podders! After a beautiful summer break, we hope you are all ready to get your teeth into some serious revision. This week, we embark on the other AQA poetry cluster: Love and Relationships. Specifically, we have a look at this summer's exam question and talk about how doomed (or perhaps not) romantic feelings are reflected in the bleak landscape of the two poems.As ever, you can downlo...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIn the absence of his dear friend Mr Forster, Mr Gallie takes you through everything you need for Language Paper 2, Question 5. Download the all-important pack right here: https://tinyurl.com/y449jfl9Click here for examples of opinion based writing: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/commentisfreeAnd click here for some great speeches:https://americanrhetoric.com/Follow us @GRevisionpod Email us e...
 Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeAlmost there! Keep on revising, revisers. Here’s a podcast to help you where we tackle AQA Language Paper 2, Question 4. Download the essential pack here: https://tinyurl.com/y449jfl9Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpod Email us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.com Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeSupport the Show.
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeOur second pod of the day looks at question 3 in AQA’s Language Paper 2 and gives you an opportunity to practise those analytical skills. You will need the revision pack which can be downloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y449jfl9Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEmail us: Englishrevisionpod@gmail.com Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeSupport...
 Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeWelcome back, revisers! Today we take on AQA Language Paper 2, Question 2. You will need the revision pack which you will find here: https://tinyurl.com/y449jfl9Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpod Email us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.com Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeSupport the Show.
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeThis week, we use the same extract to look at how the writer has structured the text to interest us as a reader. Remember that magic question: when do things change and why?Here is the handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10NfhujHJ-9H6U2f_Xiq67vgDCBtIPsgC/view?usp=sharingAnd here is the revision pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJ5zh4MVU2FT3QZyWDwpQ8koW7nVU-Sb/view?usp=sharingFollow us on ...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIn this episode, we take you through how to analyse the writer's use of language for AQA Language Paper 1, question 2.Here is a link to the handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HxXHR--EtLV6wzh-GaylEhijPm9E2lt0/view?usp=sharing And here is a link to the revision pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJ5zh4MVU2FT3QZyWDwpQ8koW7nVU-Sb/view?usp=sharingFollow us on Twitter @GrevisionpodEmail us: eng...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIn an ideal world, you would improve your writing by reading many novels over a period of many years. But do listen in to get some advice on what you can do to revise for this question.The handout is crucial this week: https://tinyurl.com/y46ovdrxAnd do also download the general Language Paper 1 revision guide: https://tinyurl.com/y4uganwuFollow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEmail us: englishrevisionpo...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeAll aboard the language train. In this episode we tackle question four. Lots of marks available and we tell you how to get them!Download the essential hand out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_0orantjC4iKTi5CFkEQ6HWy2axgS4k3And the Paper 1 revision pack here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rJ5zh4MVU2FT3QZyWDwpQ8koW7nVU-SbFollow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEmail us: englishrevisionpod@gmail...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIt’s time to step back, waaaaay back. So far back that you can observe the overall shape and structure of the extract. Put down your language analysis microscope, step back and enjoy the view. Forget about the effect of individual words and phrases and think about where the writer is pointing that focus and where and why that changes. Sounds like fun... right? Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpod Emai...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIt’s time to make the leap—the leap across borders and boundaries into a new world both beautiful and terrifying in equal measure. That’s right, we speak, of course, about the leap from literature to language. This week we tackle AQA language paper one, question two. Make sure you download the resources below as you listen along; they should really help you! Here is the handout for this episode: htt...
Subscriber-only episode Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeThe best essays will move around a text and show a detailed understanding of the work as a whole. And you will need to be able to do this to ace this question. Can a man who murders his king be called a hero? In order to be a true villain, do you perhaps need something of the hero about you? Complex questions lead to great essays. Get the hand out here: https://drive.google.co...
Subscriber-only episode Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeIn this episode of RevisionPod, we look at Macbeth and Banquo's contrasting attitudes to the supernatural and what it can tell us about beliefs at the time (hint: don't trust those witches!).Get the hand out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjc-y0fuRkQa-cNR9_zrbthNVv6Dlk4R/view?usp=sharingFollow us on X: @Grevisionpod Email us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.com Sup...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeWhat does it mean to be brave? Neither Mr Forster nor Mr Gallie have much of an idea, but thankfully Shakespeare does!Download the hand out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tEDN-LstVhctUSOQHwH6Vorr4Zw-Pgn_/view?usp=drivesdkFollow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodemail us englishrevisionpod@gmail.com Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeSupport...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeMerry Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope you have all had a fantastic festive period and are super excited to get back to some hardcore revision. And what better way to start than with a look at Shakespeare's seemingly obvious portrayal of morality in 'Macbeth'? As with all RevisionPod topics, however, things are perhaps not as simple as they first seem...Download the all important hand out her...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeBack we plunge into the murderous world of Scottish power games. This week, we take a look at Shakespeare’s presentation of Lady Macbeth. Is she a witchlike being, consumed completely by evil thoughts, or a victim of a cruel patriarchal society? Or perhaps a bit of both? Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEmail us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.comAnd, of course, download the all important hand out here: ...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeA man governed by fate or an ambitious demon who makes his own choices? But enough about Mr Forster, today we are looking at an essay about choice in 'Macbeth'.You will also learn about our favourite weather systems. N.B. if you go to the school where we teach, your text is 'Romeo and Juliet' so ignore this pod!Follow us on Twitter @grevisionpodEmail us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.comDownload the hand...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeFor the third time, we plunge into murky waters aboard the good ship Unseen Poetry. This week's poem features some quite explicit material, although it is nowhere near as disgusting as Mr Forster’s onomatopoeia and for this we can only apologise. Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpod Email us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.comAnd download not one, but two(!) hand outs below: Here is the handout for analysin...
Subcsribe to GCSE English Revisionpod + here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/227488/subscribeUnseen poetry round two! Make sure you pause the podcast and have a go at analysing the poem before you listen to us to make sure you get the full unseen experience. Follow us on Twitter @GRevisionpodEmail us: englishrevisionpod@gmail.comDownload the two hand outs below: Here is the handout on how to analyse any unseen poem: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EmvEG6IwYzv8tLWxdy1YDBes14xIROc-Here is t...
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ScarletDrip

Thank you so much! This really helped with my revision!

Feb 13th
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