English GCSE Macbeth Revision Course – Online

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Course Description

This one-day course will break down this daunting text into easily comprehensible chunks. Students will gain an understanding of the social, cultural and historical context in which Macbeth was written in order to better appreciate the motivations behind Shakespeare’s writings and the messages he was trying to convey to his audience. Our tutor will guide students through the key scenes, characters and themes, refreshing their knowledge and deepening their understanding of the text. Together, students will explore how the plot, characterisation and setting combine to create a particular effect on the audience. Students will develop their ability to critically evaluate scenes and critically analyse language, and will leave with increased confidence in their ability to make informed personal responses to the text. The day will end with an essay writing workshop which will teach students how to plan, structure and write essays in a coherent and sophisticated manner.

Learners are supported beyond the course through the provision of high-quality, comprehensive and original material including notes, guides and question booklets. These resources have been specially designed and created to supplement the learning experience. Students will leave the course with a deeper understanding of Macbeth and with the skills and material they need to excel in this section of the course.

Suitable for:

  • Year 11 students
  • Year 10 students
  • Students who have studied all or most of the text
  • Students who haven't started learning Macbeth yet
  • Foundation tier students

If you need help deciding if you will benefit from this course you can contact us. Alternatively, you may prefer to book 1-2-1 tuition instead.

Structure of the Day

Time 9:30am - 4:30pm

Classes are from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration starts from 9.15am.

There will be a 1 hour lunch break and a couple of 10 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Session 1
– Introduction – What happens? The plot, importance of structure and the narrative arc of Macbeth
– Kings in context: James I, Duncan, Macbeth and Malcolm (themes of ambition, abuse of power and kingship)
Session 2
– Context: Macbeth considered against the time, place and culture of the 17th century and why it continues to appeal to audiences
– The genre of tragedy: where did the Macbeths go wrong?
12.30 – 13.30
LUNCH
Session 3
– Women and Power: Lady Macbeth, the witches and the themes of gender and the supernatural
Session 4
– Putting everything into practice: how to approach the exam extract and question, essay planning and writing to get top marks
Session 5
– Extension: exploring imagery, symbolism and motifs
– Q&A

Our Tutors

Our subject-specialist tutors are hand-selected for their top-notch academic credentials and unique qualities. Many of them have worked in some of the country’s leading institutions, while all of them have track records for helping students achieve excellent grades. Together with their extensive subject knowledge, innovative teaching styles and engaging personalities, you can rest assured you’ll be in excellent hands.

Amy C.

Amy C.

Amy has over 12 years of teaching experience and holds a Chartered Teacher Status from the National Qualification in Leading Teacher Development. She specialises in teaching English (literature and language), media and film studies to key stage 3, 4 and 5 students. Amy also has five years of experience working as an examiner for AQA and Eduqas – giving her excellent knowledge of what it takes to earn a top grade.

Amy is passionate about teaching and believes in helping her students cultivate a love of learning, challenging them to excel and reach their goals, and helping them to develop a strong exam technique. As a tutor, she fully embraces modern technology as an effective learning tool.

If you would like 1-2-1 tuition with Amy you can find her profile on our tuition platform.

£95 / per person
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Bookings

Course Details Price Quantity
Macbeth Online: 6th April 2024 £95.00 (GBP)  
Admission £0.00 (GBP)   Expired
Macbeth Online: 4th January 2024 £95.00 (GBP)   Expired
Macbeth Online: 12th April 2024 £95.00 (GBP)  

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How do your online GCSE Macbeth revision courses work?

Our online revision courses take place within Google Classroom, keeping everything organised in one convenient hub. From here, you’ll be able to access our bespoke course resources and join the live lessons which take place on Google Meet.

Students can interact with the teacher using their microphone or the chat feature.

All sessions are recorded. The lesson recordings are uploaded after each day, allowing you to watch them back for a recap whenever you like.

When will I receive the Google Classroom link for my online revision course?

You should receive your Google Classroom link via email the day before your course starts. Sometimes these emails go to the junk folder so check there before contacting us if you haven’t received it.

When will I receive my revision course handouts?

You will receive physical copies of the handouts 3-5 days before the start of your online course, as long as you book with us before the printing deadline. You can find the printing deadline in the course summary box on each booking page.

Please note: we can only send printed handouts to students in the UK. 

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