Ms D Andrew Mrs E Peel Mrs J Foster Mrs C Owens Mr G Gilbey Mrs E Garbutt Mrs L Jones Mr M Lyon Mrs E Williams Mrs J Perkins Mrs T Watling Mrs J Robinson Miss S Lockley Mr R Siddiquee Head of Department Second in Department and KS5 Co-ordinator Lead Teacher of English and Literacy Co-ordinator Deputy Head and Teacher of English Assistant Head and Teacher of English Assistant Head and Teacher of English Head of Sixth Form and Teacher of English Head of Media Studies Teacher of English Teacher of English Teacher of English Teacher of English Teacher of English Teacher of English and Law The Strangle Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde A Christmas Carol Try these questions for “A Christmas Carol” either as a ten minute planning exercise or 30 minutes timed essay. Refer to context and use quotes. Explore the ways that Dickens presents the character of Scrooge. Explore how Dickens presents Christmas throughout the novel. Why might a Victorian reader be more scared of the ghosts than a modern reader? Which of the ghosts does Scrooge find the most intimidating and why? Explain the role the Cratchits play in the novel. Explain the role that Fred plays in the novel. Explain what the turning point in the novel is and how it changes Scrooge. Explain how Dickens creates tension in the novel. Time is an important feature of the novel. Explore how Dickens uses it to progress the narrative and themes. How does Dickens present the theme of isolation in the novel?