Year 08 English


  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Fact, opinion and bias
  • Meaning and themes
  • Values and emotions
  • Setting and atmosphere
  • Characterisation
  • Action and mood
  • Narrative viewpoint
  • Persuasive language
  • Tone
  • Figurative language
  • Structure
  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Reading the SATs passages
  • Writing
  • Purpose and audience
  • Word choice: vocabulary and meaning
  • Qualifiers
  • Making sense: clauses and punctuation
  • Colons, semicolons and dashes
  • Passive sentences, tenses, ambiguity

Formal and informal English

  • Paragraphing
  • Structuring a story
  • Telling the story: narrative devices
  • Commentary, description and dialogue
  • Inform, explain, describe
  • Persuade, argue, advise
  • Analyse, review, comment
  • Spelling: vowel rules
  • Plurals, verbs and apostrophes
  • Prefixes, suffixes and homophones


  • Shakespeare’s world
  • History, comedy, tragedy
  • Plot and themes in a tragedy
  • Plot and themes in a comedy
  • Plot and themes in a history
  • Characterisation in a tragedy
  • Characterisation in a comedy
  • Characterisation in a history
  • Shakespeare: writing in role
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Directing scenes

Course Information


Year 8 English – Single Payment

1 year of access

Instead of paying monthly, you can purchase this course for a single payment of £200 and receive access to the course for a single year.

Year 8 English – Monthly Payment

per month for 12 total payments
1 year of access

If you would rather pay on a month to month basis, choose this access plan!  This will give you access for a year and charge you monthly.


Formal and informal English


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