English

General Information

Hull Trinity House Academy recognises the value of familiarity and understanding a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. English is taught across all year groups in the school. In years seven, eight and nine pupils are taught about a variety of different texts and writing styles. Fiction and non-fiction texts are of equal importance, and although our Key Stage Three syllabus is constructed to prepare pupils for the rigour of GCSEs, our aim is to provide an engaging and enriching curriculum.
 
The department is on the fifth floor and is comprised of four teaching rooms and a dedicated IT suite. The department includes three full time teachers and three part time. The majority of our lower ability sets are taught by our SENCO who has a specialism in English.

 

Staffing

Staff Member

Role and Specialism

 Mrs C. Davison

 Subject Leader of English
 Language and Linguistics

 Mrs C. Dunn

 English Teacher
 Literature

 Mr M. McLucas

 English Teacher
 Literature

 Miss C. Jackson

 English Teacher 
 Literature

 Mrs Z. Kirk

 English Teacher and SENCO
 Literature

 Mrs G. Mills

 English Teacher
 Assisstant Principal
 Literature, Media and Film

 

Key Stage 3

In years seven to nine pupils have four lessons per week and are set according to ability. Lessons are designed to allow pupils to experience the English curriculum through the use of:

  • Drama
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • IT
  • Group Projects

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage Four pupils are prepared to take separate GCSEs in English and English Literature. They are taught four times a week in ability groups and are entered for the AQA exam in English and EDEXCEL Literature.

In the English syllabus pupils are taught skills in summary, comparison, language analysis and information retrieval. The skills taught for the English Literature syllabus are critical reading, literal and inferential comprehension, and evaluation of a writer’s choices.

Set texts include:

  • Macbeth
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Blood Brothers
  • Animal Farm
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Pearson Poetry Anthology

 

 

Detailed Course Outlines with enrichment activities can be downloaded below:

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