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The lesson focuses on the theme of redemption through the character of Jacob Marley.


The lesson includes:


  • Do now activity: non-fiction article ‘Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them’ and questions.
  • Explanation of purgatory with links to Jacob Marley.
  • Breakdown of the AQA English Literature Paper 1 Section B
  • Extract analysis task
  • Instructions on how to write a thesis statement and model example
  • Model analysis paragraph and sentence starters to help students analyse theme of redemption in the extract.


(Article not included. Link to article:

A Christmas Carol: Jacob Marley

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