English at Key Stage 3

The primary aim of Key Stage Three is to raise standards in Literacy. Good literacy skills are fundamental for a student to succeed in any educational subject. Each syllabus studied is tailored to further the abilities of our students and homework projects enable pupils to develop independent learning. Key Stage Three lessons act as a bridge for pupils leaving primary school to those students embarking on undertaking their GCSE exams. Schemes of work, such as Island Survival and An Introduction to Shakespeare, enable pupils to develop team working skills; meaning that pupils will be able to make like-minded friends who share the same vision of attainment.

The English department has its very own Intervention Tutor who consistently tracks the progress of students. This helps minimise the chances of pupils not reaching their full potential in English and enables them to progress in line with national standards. After school revision sessions, which are available to all pupils, endeavour to raise attainment and a student’s work ethic. They key focal point of the English Faculty is for the students to be challenged throughout their time at Earl Mortimer College so they are sufficiently prepared for the demands of the modern world.

KS3 English Curriculum Map can be found here.
Year 9 Pathway can be found here.
English Homework Policy can be found here.