English at Key stage 3

In years 7-8 (and 9 if appropriate) the department has an integrated approach to language and literature. We use the Oxford IGNITE programme which has a rich resource bank catering for hub and remote provision. The units include:

  • It’s a Mystery
  • Technology Matters
  • The Power of communication

We pride ourselves on skillful differentiation for each student, providing support and challenge activities in structured assignments across the key stage. Literacy is addressed by a discrete skills based programme and by formative marking. Speaking and listening opportunities are a key part of lessons, building the confidence to work towards the mandatory speaking and listening assessment at GCSE.