English

General Information

Hull Trinity House Academy promotes a love of English throughout KS3 and KS4. Students study a range of texts for English Literature including poetry, drama and prose. For English Language, we develop and enhance the skills required to be successful, focusing on reading and analysis skills as well as the ability to write for a range of purposes, forms and audiences. As a department we aim to provide an exciting and engaging curriculum.   

Staffing

 Staff Member Role and Specialism
  Mrs C. Davison Subject Leader of English
 Language and Linguistics
  Miss C. Jackson English Teacher
 Second in Department
 Literature
  Mrs C. Dunn English Teacher
 Literature
  Mr M. McLucas English Teacher
 Literature
  Mr B. Shepherd English Teacher
 Literature
  Mrs Z. Kirk English Teacher and SENCO
 Literature
  Mrs G. Mills English Teacher
 Associate Vice Principal
 Literature, Media and Film
  Mrs C. Gibbon English HLTA

Key Stage 3

The English course at KS3 (Years 7 and 8) equips students with the skills required at GCSE level. Reading and writing skills are explored here to make students increasingly analytical and creative. In Year 7 students will read a range of modern and contemporary fiction, as well as pre & post 1914 poetry and ‘unseen poetry’. Literacy skills are a focus point, forming the basis of a number of different writing styles and genres. 

Key Stage 4

In KS4 students follow the Eduqas English Language and Eduqas English Literature specifications. In English Language, students are required to answer questions on 19th, 20th and 21st century fiction texts. The writing tasks focus on narrative writing and transactional writing. For English Literature, students study: ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘An Inspector Calls’, Unseen Poetry and the Eduqas Poetry Anthology. 

Exam Board: Eduqas
English LanguageComponent One40%Section A Reading: 20% (1 hour)
Section B Writing: 20% (45 mins)
English LanguageComponent Two60%Section A Reading: 30% (1 hour)
Section B Writing: 30% (1 hour)
English LanguageComponent ThreeNon-exam   assessmentSpoken Language Presentation
Unweighted.
English Literature Component One40%Section A Macbeth: 20% (1 hour)
Section B Poetry Anthology: 20% (1 hour)
English Literature Component Two60%Section A An Inspector Calls: 20% (45 mins)
Section B A Christmas Carol: 20% (45 mins)
Section C Unseen Poetry: 20% (1 hour)
Content
English  Language
Component One:
- 20th Century Literature Reading
- Creative Prose Writing
Component Two:
- 19th & 21st Century  Non-Fiction Reading 
- Transactional Writing
Component Three: 
- Spoken Language Presentation
English  Literature
Component One:
- Macbeth
– Extract and essay questions
- Eduqas Poetry Anthology
– Named poem and comparison question.
Component Two:
- An Inspector Calls
– Extract based question 
- A Christmas Carol
– Extract based question
- Unseen Poetry
– Unseen poem and another unseen   comparison question.
Revision Resources
GCSEPOD website
BBC Bitesize website
Mr Bruff Literature Revision on YouTube
Stacey Reay Literature Revision on YouTube 
- Eduqas CGP Revision Books - Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls.
English Language Revision Booklet (given by your class teacher)
Macbeth Revision Booklet (given by your class teacher)
A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet (given by your class teacher)
Poetry Anthology Revision Booklet (given by your class teacher)
Unseen Poetry Revision Booklet (given by your class teacher)
Revision Activities Completed in Lesson – fans, pyramids, flashcards.
Revision Techniques
English Language Component One- Ensure you know which assessment objective is the focus of the question.
- Learn the different question stems.
- Track the text and signpost within your answer.
- Check the relevant line numbers listed in   the question.
- Remember how many marks the question is   worth and how many points you should be making.
- Revise your subject terminology – word   classes etc.
- Ensure your creative prose is realistic,   plausible and 2 and a half to 3 sides in length.
- Revise technical accuracy – correct   punctuation, sentence structure and grammatical structures.
English Language Component Two- Ensure you know which assessment objective   is the focus of the question.
- Learn the different question stems. 
- Track the text and signpost within your   answer. 
- Remember how many marks the question is   worth and how many points you should be making. - Revise your subject terminology – word   classes etc. 
- Ensure your transactional writing is   focused to the purpose, audience and format specified in the question. 
- Aim for 2 sides per transactional piece. - Revise technical accuracy – correct   punctuation, sentence structure and grammatical structures.
English Literature   Component One- Revise the plot, themes and characters of   Macbeth. 
- Learn short, key quotes from Macbeth. 
- Revise each poem and what themes are being   presented. 
- Learn short, key quotes from each poem.
English Literature Component Two- Revise the plot, themes and characters of   An Inspector Calls. 
- Revise the social and historical context of   An Inspector Calls. 
- Learn short, key quotes from An Inspector   Calls. 
- Revise the plot, themes and characters of A   Christmas Carol. 
- Revise the social and historical context of   A Christmas Carol. 
- Learn short, key quotes from A Christmas   Carol.

Please contact the English Department for any further information.   

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