In Key Stage 3 pupils follow the National Curriculum and have opportunities to develop their skills in the four key areas of
Through their study of language, pupils learn to recognize and appreciate the ways in which writers achieve particular effects and to communicate an informed, personal response.
Several series of textbooks are used throughout the Key Stage:
Between the Lines
Folens English Test Techniques
Comprehension to 14
Key Stage 3: Literature
Through the study of literature, pupils are encouraged to read, interpret and evaluate literary texts. Recently studied texts include the following:
Journey to Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
The Lost by Alex Shearer
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
In Key Stage 3, assessment takes place each term in the form of reading and writing tests in the classroom. The results of formal examinations at the end of the academic year are printed on report cards in June.
For the last two years, pupils from Yrs 7-11 have had their poems published in an annual poetry competition based in the UK but open to students all over the world. Entries are about to be submitted for this year's competition entitled POP (Power of Poetry).