We have added works by a few more authors to the VLE.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
In order to do well on GCSE English Language, why rely on the skills and knowledge of a single teacher? On first inspection, that statement may seem a little disparaging to your current English teacher. However, there are plenty of English teachers out there who often write about their own methods using a blog as a teaching and learning platform. Some of them are very, very good. So, each section of the VLE has an ‘external links’ section. This are hand-picked blog posts which we feel will be of great use to you as you progress towards your GCSE English exams. Most of them are written by teachers for teachers. However, we only choose the ones that will make sense to learners, too. They can be a challenging read, but you will find that each one has something valuable to pass on to you.
If you do a search for “advice on Paper 1, Question 4” for example, you will get a bewildering amount of search results that may take you an awfully long time to sift through. So, we have done the hard work for you, selecting just the ones that we feel are most appropriate for people (young and older) who are sitting the GCSE English Language exam in the near future. One small “however”: remember that the VLE is based around the AQA curriculum. That means that the advice given is for those exams only.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Badges. They seem rather old fashioned, something of a throwback to Blyton times with class monitors and head girls replete with hockey sticks and a few shillings for the tuck shop. However, they are an excellent way to reward online students for activities they have completed on a GCSE English Language VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Badges are a great way of celebrating achievement and showing learner progress. There are plenty of things to learn when you study GCSE English so they can also act as a reminder of the ground you have covered so far – and where you need to get to in the future. Badges may be awarded based on a variety of chosen criteria and are displayed on a user's profile so that they can keep track of their successes while doing the online course.