Students in Key Stage 3 undertake the following schemes of work.

 

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1a Mini Sagas
Assessment: Creative Writing
A Christmas Carol
Assessment: Reading
Of Mice and Men
Assessment: Creative Writing
Term 1b Shakespeare
Assessment: Reading
A Christmas Carol
Assessment: Creative Writing
Of Mice and Men
Assessment: Reading
Term 2a Poetry
Assessment: Creative Writing
War Poetry
Assessment: Reading
Poetry
Assessment: Reading
Term 2b 21st Century Short Stories
Assessment: Reading
Stone Cold
Assessment: Creative Writing
Writing Non-Fiction
Assessment: Creative Writing, Speaking & Listening
Term 3a 19th Century Short Stories
Assessment: Reading
Stone Cold
Assessment: Reading
Romeo and Juliet
Assessment: Reading
Term 3b Advertising/Media
Assessment: Speaking & Listening
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Assessment: Reading
19th Century Non-Fiction
Assessment: Reading

 

Level Descriptions

The progress of students in Key Stage 3 are described using the following progress tiers.

Progress Tiers Descriptions
Y
Not Yet Secure
The pupil has had access to the section of the specifications but has yet to show competency in the objective (i.e. taught but not learnt).
M
Emerging
The pupil displays a basic competency but may need support. The objective is not yet fully secure (i.e. it has not been mastered but the knowledge, skills and understanding are emerging).
S
Secure
The pupil displays competency in the objective; the knowledge or the skill is secure (i.e. it has been mastered, even if only at a basic level).
H
Highly Proficient
The pupil displays a good level of competency in the objective which is used in a highly proficient way; the knowledge or skill has been mastered and has been applied confidently.
X
Exceptional
The pupil displays an exceptionally good level of competency in the objective; the knowledge or skill has been mastered and has been applied with a high level of confidence.