This chapter contains all of the GCSE-specific lesson techniques for English Literature and English Language, split into the sections of the lesson as outlined in Chapter 6. These sections - Starters, Explanations/Demonstrations, Main Activities, and Plenaries - each contain a list of ‘basic lesson techniques’ that are applicable to GCSE English, as well as tailored activities that have been proven to work best with these students.

At the end of each of the sections, there is a single sample lesson plan for that subject, demonstrating how techniques from each of the sections could be pulled together to create lesson plans quickly and easily. There is also a list of the most common issues that tutors can face when tutoring that subject, such as difficulty understanding characterisation or inconsistent SPAG.