At Key Stage 3 students have three lessons a week of English. Throughout the academic year students will explore a range of literature texts and through these; they will study language skills in preparation for end of year examinations and further studies at Key Stage 4. The academic year is broken down into the following study areas:
· Term 1: Shakespeare
· Term 2: A fiction novel
· Term 3: Poetry
· Term 4 A play script
· Term 5: Language skills and devices
· Term 6: During this term each year group prepares and completes a language examination paper based on the year’s work and the paper mirrors the GCSE examination format
The aim of the English Key Stage 3 curriculum is to enlighten students to a range of texts which span a broad spectrum of literary periods, text types and language features. The purpose of this study is to develop students’ understanding of the different literary areas and allows them to expand and enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as their use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.