Key Stage Four

KS3&4

 

Great Expectations: Miss Havisham revisited

Great Expectations is one of Dickens’s best loved and critically acclaimed works. Using the text, objects and documents from our own archival collection, pupils will explore aspects of Dicken’s own life and experiences that may have influenced this work. In particular they will focus on one of Dickens’s more notorious and memorable characters – Miss Havisham; looking again at whether the common perceptions about her are justified…or not!

Curriculum Links:

Edexel

GCSE English Literature (9-1) Component 2: Section A – 19th-century novel

AQA

GCSE English Literature (8702), 19th Century Novel – Great Expectations

OCR

GCSE (9–1) English Literature (J352), 19th Century Novel – Great Expectations

 

Exploring A Christmas Carol in the social context of Victorian Britain

Through a consideration of the text and archival material held here at Doughty Street, pupils will extend their knowledge of A Christmas Carol, by considering how Dickens used the story’s themes and characters to highlight what he saw as some of the most pressing social problems and issues in the Victorian Britain of his day.

Curriculum Links:

Edexel

GCSE English Literature (9-1) Component 2: Section A – 19th-century novel

AQA

GCSE English Literature (8702), 19th Century Novel – Great Expectations

GCSE History (8145): Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day – Reform and Reformers

OCR

GCSE (9–1) History B (Schools History Project) (J411): The People’s Health 1250 to Present

 

Dickens’s social conscience: Poverty in Victorian Britain

(bookable from September 2017)

Whilst living here at 48 Doughty Street, Dickens wrote one of his most famous novels - Oliver Twist. In this session pupils will explore this celebrated book as well as excerpts from his non-fiction writing, in order to explore poverty in the Victorian era and Dickens’s life and work as a social reformer.

Curriculum Links:

AQA

GCSE History (8145): Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day – Reform and Reformers

OCR

GCSE (9–1) History B (Schools History Project) (J411): The People’s Health 1250 to Present

 

Crime & Punishment: Exploring Victorian justice through Dickens’s Eyes

(bookable from September 2017)

In this engaging session, pupils look at a variety of archival resources and ephemera from our collection at Doughty Street to build up a picture of justice, crime and punishment in Victorian Britain through the eyes of man committed to social justice and reform.

Curriculum Links:

Edexel

GCSE History (9-1): Crime and Punishment through Time; GCSE (9-1) History B (Schools History); Social Reform, English – Reading

AQA

GCSE History (8145): Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day – Reform and Reformers

OCR

GCSE (9–1) History B (Schools History Project) (J411): Crime and Punishment, c.1250 to present

 

Optional Extras

Informative and highly entertaining Dickens walk with expert Richard Jones; exploring London through Dickens’s eyes.

For more information click here.

 

Booking

Booking forms and enquiries should be sent to: education@dickensmuseum.com

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Pre-visit information

We have the capacity to run two half sessions each day from 10:30-12:00 and 13:00-14:30. Each half day session, which includes a tour of the Museum costs £150 per class. Please note that we cannot accommodate more than 30 students per session.

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