Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

KS3 overview.

The first unit of work for Year 7 pupils will be topical and focus on developing both reading and writing skills to ensure a smooth transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3. Pupils will study a Shakespeare text, a modern text, develop writing skills and understand spoken language and non-fiction texts in line with the new National Curriculum. Throughout each unit of work pupils will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance their speaking and listening skills.

Throughout Year 8,  pupils will develop their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. They will study a selection of poetry and texts as well as a Shakespeare play. Pupils will also complete creative writing assignments. Analysis of Literature is a key skill that is an essential pre requisite for GCSE study and Year 8 will be dedicated to its continued development. Pupils will recap and enhance their learning of text types, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

How will the KS3 curriculum prepare my child for life in modern Britain?

Pupils will develop their skills in reading and writing equipping them with the tools to access the world around them.  They will also develop their speaking and listening skills enabling them to become well rounded individuals who can communicate effectively.

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