Year 8 have started the term with an exciting exploration of the Gothic genre, producing some eye-catching and creative posters. Arthur P, Clara F, Grace W, Hugo E, Polly S and Seren W all received a credit for their impressive posters, featured here.

This term, we will be reading the Gothic novel “The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill, and studying the literary techniques often used in Gothic writing, as well as doing some creative writing of our own.

As part of our introduction to the genre, we also reflected on and discussed our favourite genres.  Words of wisdom from Seren W: “Books and films are made to take you out of the realistic world. So you may as well go and live in that world every once in a while.” How true!

Emily Platt