Raising attainment through entertainment and learning through laughter.

School visits and show information

Sit back and learn through laughter

When we go to the theatre, or a concert, we remember what we've seen. We talk about it with our friend. It's an experience that we learn from. The concept of The Punctuation Show adapts this to the school curriculum.

The shows combine a comedy show, a rock concert and a (literally) all-singing, all-dancing literacy lesson to create an impact on results. Click on the video link to see one of the shows in action.

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Current Shows Offered

Covering key aspects of SPAG, Reading and GCSE English

Each show lasts about an hour, so causes minimal disruption to the timetable and holds pupil attention. Let me help you raise attainment through entertainment.
• Great to boost staff knowledge
• Great to get pupils talking about literacy
• Great value

Click on the show name for more information about the individual SPAG, Reading or GCSE English Show.

  • The Punctuation Show

    The Punctuation Show was first of the functional English shows written. It has been successfully performed to every age group from EYFS to adults. Everyone always leaves with a smile on their face, and more often than not, singing the songs. Perfect for SPAG tests, GCSE revision or simply to offer an important reminder.

    Full Stops
    Question Marks
    Speech Marks

    Suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 and staff training.

  • The Grammar Show

    The Grammar Show builds on the successful formula of The Punctuation Show. It covers the basic ingredients for structuring a sentence and is accessible to all age groups. Grammar has never been so interactive and fun.

    Simple Sentences
    Compound Sentences
    Complex Sentences

    Suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 and staff training.

  • The Reading Skills Show

    Pulling much of its content from The English GCSE Show, The Reading Skills now lends itself perfectly to the KS2 tests or GCSE English prep for KS3 or 4. Reading is and should be fun. This is our contribution.

    Inference and Deduction
    The Martial Art of Reading
    Language Devices
    PEE Paragraphs
    Writing a Lot About a Little

    Suitable for KS2, KS3, and KS4, but KS4 may be better with The English GCSE Show..

  • The Advanced Grammar Show

    Primary School teachers are all too aware about the jump in standards of the KS2 curriculum and this called for a new, fortified grammar show, hence The Advanced Grammar Show.

    This show looks at some of the more advanced terminology faced by pupils in their KS2 SPAG tests.

    Auxiliary Verbs
    Active and Passive

    Suitable for KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 and staff training.

  • The English GCSE Show

    The English GCSE Show was the first literacy show written and it has been helping pupils improve attainment through entertainment for ten years. The material is based on tried and tested, successful classroom techniques and provides a skills based approach to compliment teaching to the main exam boards.

    Inference and Deduction
    The Martial Art of Reading
    Language Devices
    Writing a Lot About a Little
    Better Writing
    Discursive Writing

    Suitable for KS3, KS4, KS5 and staff training.

  • The KS1 Show

    Due to popular demand, a KS1 Show has been written. This takes the usual fun approach to literacy and helps younger pupils become familiar with some of the tricky grammatical terms they need to get to know.

    Full Stops
    Exclamation Marks
    Question Marks

    Suitable for EYFS and KS1

See What Customers Say

  • Selborne Primary School
    The staff and children alike really enjoyed the shows, finding them entertaining and informative.   I have recommended you to some neighbouring schools.
    Ellie, Selborne Primary
  • We can't thank you enough for the sessions today. We all got a huge amount from them and had a lot of fun too. You are a born entertainer! We really feel that progress will improve from the shows.
    Rachel, Deanshanger Primary
    Deanshanger Primary School.
  • Barnard Castle School
    We have noticed a marked change in the younger years since you started to visit us last year, with punctuation and grammar showing signs of far greater accuracy.
    Mrs A Gorman, Barnard Castle School
  • ‘Even the most challenging year 11s were absorbed in the session’
    Jennifer Cooper, Beauchamps School
    Beauchamps High School
  • Sirius Academy
    …the students showed an enthusiasm for punctuation and learning that they haven't before. The way your show is designed is brilliant to encourage the years 7s and other year groups you have visited in the past.
    Jessica, Sirius Academy

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See how pupils of all ages love learning through laughter and how we enjoy raising attainment through entertainment. Whether you want to improve your SPAG test results, GCSE English results or just want something educational and fun, your pupils will love the shows.

Company Information

The Punctuation Show and everything on this site is owned by PODCASTREVISION LTD
Director: Barrie McDermid
Company number - 06990962
VAT Reg - 978 170187
Public Liability Insurance cover for £1,000,000

The mission of The Punctuation Show is to raise attainment through entertainment and encourage pupils to learn through laughter. We aim to please in everything we do and will go out of our way to provide outstanding customer service.

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