During the year pupils will study schemes of work which include the main topic areas of: poetry, prose, drama and non-fiction. The thematic approach is taken from the N.C. and will lead to a smooth transition throughout key stage 3. All topics are planned, taught and assessed using the Key Stage 3 framework in order to he lp secure students’ understanding and give them continuity to aid their transition. Pupils will study Language in context, Other cultures poetry, Dracula, Animal Farm, Dickens and Advertising with emphasis given to handwriting, spelling, punctuation and gr ammar. Drama will be incorporated into the subject and the students will be given the opportunity to develop their ICT skills , where necessary. Assessment of the attainment targets, speaking and listening, reading and writing is undertaken during each half – term. Students will be involved in the marking process and will be taught how to set their own targets, in order to allow them to improve at a speed which supports their learning. A thirst for knowledge is promoted within the department and students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning.
Always encourage your child to have a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber.
English, at each Key Stage, includes both written and oral work so, good writing, reading, speaking and listening skills are all needed.