View timetable

KS3 English: Creating Atmosphere through Prose

Curriculum Support

Fri 25th Sept at 4pm

20 mins


Host: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for ten years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has directed lots of Shakespeare plays with young people and loves exploring the stories in a practical and engaging way.

In this class, we’ll explore some of the techniques that the author uses to present a sense of place, time and mood in an extract from ‘Great Expectations’.  Using an extract from Charles Dickens’ gothic and glorious novel, ‘Great Expectations’, we’ll analyse some of the techniques an author uses to create a sense of atmosphere

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • An understanding of some new vocabulary.
  • An overview of authorial techniques used to create a picture in the reader’s mind.
  • How to read a passage closely.

Suitable for:

Suitable for students in Years 9 – 11 studying English for GCSE.

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

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar call
  • This will be a live class
  • You will be able to see the tutor hosting this class, but by default your camera and microphone will not be enabled
  • After signing up, instructions to access the class will be emailed to the address provided during registration
  • After the class, we will send you a feedback form to help us improve
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page. After payment, you can fill in the name and contact details of the attendee of Satchel Classes

This class will go live in
<< back to all classes