To PEE or not to PEE?: helping GCSE learners to write about reading (Code: C1235)

Critical analysis is a challenging skill for post-16 learners. Not only must they be accomplished at the underpinning reading skills but they must also learn to write in a very sophisticated way if they are to pick up the marks and recognition in the GCSE examination reading questions.

This course will explore that crossover between reading and writing and how to help learners to develop the skills of writing about their reading. We will investigate the much used PEED/L approach and consider and try out other strategies for helping learners to succeed in this area of English.


No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

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Who is this for?

This course is for tutors who teach GCSE English or other tutors and support staff who need to support the development of learners' GCSE English skills in particular those who are struggling to achieve a Grade 4.

Training aim

To explore approaches to helping GCSE English learners produce good quality written responses which critically analyse and evaluate text.


On this course, you will:

  • explore the usefulness of PEED/L, and similar, approaches
  • investigate ways of helping learners connect with the texts they read
  • explore alternative strategies to PEED/L style approaches
  • evaluate alternative strategies for developing learners' resilience and metacognitive skills when writing critically

By the end of this course, you will be able to plan learning opportunities which allow learners to try out alternative strategies to critical writing.


Two hours

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830