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KS3 English & Media

At KS3

A high-quality English curriculum should inspire in students a passion for reading, writing and speaking that will empower them to understand the world around them, building on what they have learned at primary school. Our teaching is designed to be clear, stimulating and accessible for every student, with an emphasis on feedback to facilitate rapid progress.  Throughout Key Stage 3, students can expect to be challenged and engage with texts covering a wide range of themes and issues. Our aim is to develop every student’s ability to use and interpret English successfully, effectively and imaginatively. Students are assessed rigorously throughout and are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and development. In addition, we expect students to become confident readers of high quality literature and to read for pleasure as well as for knowledge.

Our curriculum for English aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop into competent, enthusiastic and critical readers who are keen to engage with a wide variety of challenging fiction & non-fiction texts;
  • are given opportunities to develop as writers by learning to write in a range of genres and styles, for real-world purposes;
  • develop their ability to choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers.