Keystage 3 – English
The Cambridge Secondary English curriculum promotes an enquiry based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement. The curriculum is divided into five strands: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking.
Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening are about developing thinking skills and encouraging intellectual engagement. The Use of English strand is about developing vocabulary, accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling then learning to apply these skills to the content areas. The learning objectives span knowledge and understanding and other qualities. This curriculum encourages learners to be confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with enjoyment and understanding.
Topics to be studied
Students are given formal written assessments throughout the academic year. These comprise of written papers which cover Reading and Writing, Use of English and Listening. Assessments are approximately 50 minutes for each paper.
Throughout the year students are given a variety of tasks both written and spoken. At the end of the academic year they are asked to choose their 5 best pieces of work which demonstrate their skills so their in class progress can be fairly assessed.
Students are continually assessed throughout the year in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Teacher feedback (written and oral)
- Peer Assessment
- Self Assessment
- Spelling tests
In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.
For more information regarding this course please speak to Miss Sullivan.