The overarching aim for KS3 English in Sidmouth College is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the demands of the GCSE and into the future.
Above all else, we pride ourselves in making the learning and studying of English a fun, interactive experience for all.
What do students study?
Throughout the key stage students have the opportunity to study a range of prose, drama texts, poetry, creative and transactional writing.
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
How are students assessed?
Students are assessed half-termly through a range of methods. The primary method is through written assessments in a dedicated assessment book – these assessments are marked by the class teacher. We also assess students through speaking and listening.
Peer assessment and self-reflection are incorporated in the schemes of learning.
We also assess at the end of each year through examination.
Contact English Key Stage Three Coordinator, Mrs Sarah Fisher for further information: