View timetable

Learn how to use figurative language effectively in your creative writing

Curriculum Support

On Demand

20 mins


Host: Eleanor is an English teacher specialising in KS3 and KS4 Literature and Language based in London. She completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education in 2016 and has been working in London schools ever since.

We will look at examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification) used effectively in creative writing and pick apart what it is that makes it work, we will then apply this knowledge to a GCSE English Language creative writing task.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • Looking at what makes figurative language effective in examples
  • Applying this to GCSE creative writing task
  • Evaluating which (exemplar) responses were the most effective and why

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for KS4 English Language students.

Class requirements

You will need paper and a pen (or pencil).

What to expect

  • This class was pre-recorded and is now available to view on demand.
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page. After payment, you will be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.

<< back to all classes