English and Literacy KS3

KS3 English

At Key Stage 3 our aim is to build on the hard work in the previous Key Stage to develop English skills in all areas of the subject – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Students are encouraged to read a wide range of fiction and non – fiction texts. They are taught the key skills of comprehension, inference and close textual analysis that will be so important when they begin studying for GCSEs in upper school. Students write in a variety of text types and styles for a variety of audiences and purposes. Opportunities are given for students to take part in discussions, debates as well as formal and informal presentations. As well as their work in lessons, students are encouraged to take part in trips and other experiences beyond the classroom. We want our students to be successful in English Literature and English Language but we also want them to enjoy the pleasures of reading and of writing.