19th Century Writing Course
The 19th Century Writing Course has been written to help support students taking GCSE and A level English exams. It provides a complete overview of the contextual factors, from science and religion in the Victorian era, to the rapid changes in technology and workers’ rights. Students study fiction and literary non-fiction texts, becoming familiar with the key themes of 19th century writing.
What you will study in the 19th Century Writing Course
The 19th century has was a time of total change. Scientific discoveries, technological advances, and philosophical debates changed society dramatically. These rapid changes in science and society have had incredible repercussions on art and literature. In the 19th Century Writing Course, we look at extracts from a range of writers. Each week, fiction and non-fiction extracts have been selected to support students’ developing understanding of this historical and social context of the time.
GCSE English literature and language exams all have elements of reading 19th century writing. Many students struggle with this aspect of the course because they’re unfamiliar with the texts and contexts. This 12 week course helps to support students in their learning and revision by tackling some of the gaps in knowledge. We will cover archaic vocabulary and sentence structures to help students analyse unseen texts. In addition, the development of the contextual understanding supports the revision for English literature GCSE texts. A level students will also benefit from exploring a wider range of texts than those they have been exposed to in the classroom. Together, we will cover literary criticism and develop the analysis of Victorian literature.
Students should have appropriate devices to access the pre-recorded lessons and lesson content. The course has no academic requirements and is open to all learners.
Further Reading and Study
At the end of each week’s lesson, there are opportunities for further reading and study. A comprehensive reading list will be provided each week, but it is not a requirement to have read everything. For some students, particularly those who are considering undergraduate study, these reading lists are advantageous. The Journal of Victorian Culture and websites such as Victorian Web are useful starting points.
The cost of the course is £55 for the self-study programme. This includes all of the reading material and access to the lessons and quizzes for assessment. Students may wish to purchase additional books and reading materials at further cost. We also offer 1:1 English tutoring, which further supports student learning.
- Lectures 10
- Quizzes 1
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self
Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the course. Here you will find the overview of the course content, as well as extra information you may need to know.