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.