English Course Detail
YTZ offer comprehensive and results-driven English tuition at our campus
for Key Stages 1-4, including 11 Plus, SATs, and GCSE exam preparation.
Students are taught by experienced specialist teachers, using a structured scheme of works in line with the National Curriculum. Small, ability-based classes and a positive, engaging environment enable students to strengthen their subject knowledge and achieve their target grades while learning at a manageable pace.
Our teaching assistants with advanced English knowledge are on hand to provide one-to-one assistance to students struggling with a particular topic.
In addition to our weekly classes, we provide booster lessons aimed at strengthening challenging subject areas.
English tuition – key areas
⦁ Grammar and Punctuation
⦁ Vocabulary Development
⦁ Independent Writing
⦁ Creative Writing
⦁ Exam/ Test Preparation for 11 Plus, SATs, and GCSEs
Primary Support – Key Stages 1 and 2 – Years 1-6, Ages 5-11
English primary curriculum is aimed at getting young learners:
⦁ Reading easily, fluently, and with good understanding
⦁ Writing clearly, accurately, and coherently
⦁ Acquiring a wide vocabulary
⦁ Speaking, listening, and using discussion to explain their ideas
Our English Key Stage 1 tuition is aimed at enhancing students’ Literacy skills, helping them reach their age group target levels and giving them a solid foundation for the rest of their education, while nurturing their confidence and social interaction skills.
In Key Stage 2 English tuition, we continue developing all the elements of the literacy syllabus including spelling, reading, and comprehension, while encouraging students to apply their learning and develop their reasoning skills.
The aim of our Key Stage 2 English classes:
⦁ Build students’ levels up before they start 11 Plus preparation in Year 5
⦁ Prepare students for SATs and the transition to secondary school in Year 6
Key Stage 3 – Years 7-9, Ages 11-14
Key milestones for Key Stage 3 English:
⦁ Reading – becomes wide, varied, and in-depth.
⦁ Writing – students start writing at length, including formal and academic essays, as well as writing imaginatively.
⦁ Spoken language – underpins reading and writing. Students learn to use conventions for discussions and debate, as well as collaborate with their peers.
Beginning from Year 7, students learn over a dozen more subjects and often need supplementary tuition to maintain focused learning.
Our Key Stage 3 English tuition supports students during this significant growth period by improving and consolidating their school learning, while encouraging participation and building their confidence levels.
Our teachers are experienced at identifying each student’s individual abilities and talents, quickly recognising if a subject area needs to be honed or the student is ready for more advanced learning.
GCSE – Years 10-11, Ages 14-16
Our GCSE English tuition is a 2-year study programme that combines English Language and Literature, includes both Foundation and Higher levels, and is structured in accordance with the main exam boards. Students sit their GCSEs at the end of the 2-year period and receive two grades in English and English Literature.
Our weekly 2-hour classes are designed to support students’ school learning, securing their subject knowledge, and develop effective exam taking skills.
We recommend starting GCSE English tuition at the start of Year 10, giving students the best chance to absorb and apply their knowledge at a manageable