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KS3 English

The Key Stage 3 English curriculum at Kings’ builds on the achievements of 11-year-olds at Key Stage 2 and aims to develop key skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. Our curriculum is designed to engage our students through the use of interesting and relevant topics and foster an appreciation of good literature through the study of a wide variety of texts.

Topics covered include; Writing For a Purpose, Narrative Poetry, Prose, Media and Drama.

Language work is focused on sentence construction, vocabulary, paragraphing, standard English and spelling

Pupils are assessed rigorously throughout the year and are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and development through the use of clear assessment focuses. Assessment covers a range of skills and is used to help pupils in the transition between KS3 & KS4 at the end of Year 9.

Summer Reading Challenge

English Grade Descriptors

Click here to view/download Year 8 Revision Guide

Click here to view/download Year 8 Practice Writing Tasks

Click here to view/download Year 8 Reading Preparation

Click here to view/download Year 9 English Revision


Click here to view/download KS3 Recommended Reading List

Click here to view/download English Literacy Advice

KS3 Reading Pathways

KS3 Writing Pathways

Click here to view/download the KS3 long-term plans.