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KS3 English

Curriculum Overview

The English Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to ensure that students have a rich experience of a diverse range of texts, as well as being challenging and supported to write regularly.

Inter-leaved learning is fundamental to the curriculum, so that students build on and retain their knowledge as the key stage progresses. Students will be given the chance to access a range of challenging literary texts and will read and respond to a variety of contemporary and classical fiction and non-fiction. 

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed using the St Bernadette Key Stage 3 grading criteria. This uses criteria numbered 1 to 6 that focuses on reading skills, writing skills and speaking and listening.

Teachers will assess students as work is completed and marked and an end of unit multiple choice quiz will also be used to assess the knowledge students have retained.

Students will also have a reading and writing examination in the summer term assessing their progress in relation to the St Bernadette Key Stage 3 grading criteria, which will also show whether they are at the expected levels of progress.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Year 7 Road Map
Year 8 Road Map
Year 9 Road Map

Modules

Year 7 - Crafting Brilliant Sentences

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Poetry

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Creative Writing and Chaucer Reading Comprehension

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Fiction (A Kestrel for a Knave)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 7 - Soapbox Challenge

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Protest and Equalities

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Victorian Literature

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 8 - Soapbox Challenge

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Poetry

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Fiction

Knowledge Organiser - A View From The Bridge
Knowledge Organiser - Of Mice and Men
Knowledge Organiser - Purple Hibiscus
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Year 9 - Shakespearean Character

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist
Past Paper

Useful Links

English Faculty Website