An Introduction to Gothic Writing

Curriculum support20 mins£3

Key takeaways
The social and historical context of the Gothic
How the Gothic has inspired art, architecture and literature
The student’s independently written definition of the Gothic genre
Sarah LeesHost: Sarah is an English teacher at a Grammar school in South East London. She studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent and trained for her PGCE at UCL six years ago. She also teaches Film Studies at A level.

Gothic literature is a poplar theme across different English curricula. 

In this class students will have a detailed introduction to the key elements of the Gothic genre and its main inspiration and how it differs significantly from the horror genre. 

This class is a great building block for a student's English studies, learning lessons which can be applied to future education. 

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7-9 or S1-S3 studying English who want to learn more about the Gothic Genre. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:

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