Y10 English: Autumn 2

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

What is my child doing in English this half-term?

Within their English lessons this half-term, your child is studying a text that they will be assessed on for their GCSE English Literature Paper 1 which they will take at the end of Y11. This may seem a bit early, but with so much information and preparation to cover throughout the two-year course they need to get going as quickly as possible.

We would appreciate any help you could offer in ensuring that they were familiar with the plot, key themes and characters within this text, as well as the terminology and exam information detailed below. You may also wish to use some of the activities outlined below to help develop their understanding of this text.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the work your child is doing this half-term in English, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at school.

Amanda Lawson, Head of English

How can I help my child?

Activities to try at home....

1. Test your child on their understanding of the key vocabulary listed above


2. Get your child to produce revision cards about what they know about the following characters:

- Ebenezer Scrooge

- Bob Cratchit

- Tiny Tim

- Jacob Marley

- The Ghost of Christmas Past

- The Ghost of Christmas Present

- The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come


3. Buy the revision guide below to support their knowledge of the text and the key themes and ideas explored within it.

CGP GCSE English A Christmas Carol: The Text Guide £5.95

ISBN-13: 978-1782943099


4. Encourage students to visit the website below to test their understanding of the text.