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Key Stage 3

What we teach

The National Curriculum for English at Key Stage 3 builds on the skills that pupils learned at Key Stage 2. Each term, the schemes of work will be centred around a set book. The books are varied in theme and content and will give students the opportunity to experience the in-depth study of a text with links to a variety of other literature, including pre 20th Century poetry, prose and non-fiction. There will be lots of opportunity to work in pairs and in a group, ensuring that the skills needed in speaking and listening are developed. Pupils will produce several pieces of written work throughout the Key Stage on which their progress will be assessed. Pupils are taught to examine the ways in which a writer uses language to achieve specific effects in their work, a skill which is important for GCSE preparation. 

Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work

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