GCSE English Course Online: A Christmas Carol - Characters

Online GCSE courses about the characters and writing technique of 'A Christmas Carol.'

Group Class Schedule


During this GCSE English course online, the lessons will explore each of the characters of ‘A Christmas Carol’. The main character is Scrooge, so during a lesson, students will delve deeper into Scrooge. In addition, students will discover how each of the character’s views on Christmas have shaped their personalities. Also, the lessons will focus on the use of writing techniques that Dicken implemented for the novella. Then, students will explore the development of the writing techniques used such as symbolism and Imagery in ‘A Christmas Carol.’ In each lesson there will be questions and quizzes to help the student retain the knowledge of the course.

Course Details

Week 1
In this lesson, students will explore the character of Scrooge. How influences such as his past and Marley had an impact on him. Also, students will look at the character of Jacob Marley. How his ghost has come to warn Scrooge about his fate.
Week 2
Students will explore the character of Fred ‘Scrooge’s nephew’. How his character is the complete opposite to his uncle. Then, we will delve into the ghost of Christmas past, present and Christmas of yet to come. How each one helped to re-shape Scrooge.
Week 3
Following on from last week, students will explore Bob Cratchit and his family. How Dickens uses these characters to demonstrate love regardless of wealth. Also, how the family helped Scrooge’s character.
Week 4
Finally, students will look at techniques such as structure and narrative. How Dickens uses this writing technique to drive the story. Then, students will look at symbolism and Imagery in the novella. How this relates to social responsibility.

Schedule Your Group Session

Each course will have no more than 8 students. Each small group course is designed for a particular level and subject. This is ideal for students who would rather learn with others. Each session is £12 per session.

Please note: When you book with Sarah, you will need to create an account. Choose your course, then you will be directed to the payment screen.

Schedule Your 1:1 Session

We conduct our 1-2-1 sessions over Zoom, Google Meet, Learncube, etc. Students can book for 1-2-1 session.

Sarah O

An experienced tutor with an MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies and a BA (Hons) in Arts and Humanities (Creative Writing and English Language). I also have a level 5 diploma in teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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Schedule Your 1:1 Session

Please note: When you book with Sarah, you will need to create an account. Choose your course, then you will be directed to the payment screen.