The course comprises separate materials for years 7, 8 and 9, and covers the study of poetry, prose fiction and drama, including Shakespeare. Aspects of the student’s own spoken and written work are also covered. Throughout their Key Stage 3 studies, the student will learn to:
- Plan, draft and present their own written work
- Imagine, explore and entertain through working with literature
- Inform, explain and describe in fiction and non-fiction writing
- Persuade, argue and advise in discussions
- Analyse, review and comment effectively when evaluating texts
Each year has 30 lessons and 10 tutor-marked assignments.
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- Myths and Folklore
- Michelle Paver: Wolf Brother
- Beverley Naidoo: The Other Side of Truth
- Literary Non-Fiction
- Sally Grindley: Spilled Water
- Berlie Doherty: The Snake-Stone
- Media and Non-Fiction
- Louis Sachar: Holes
An important part of studying English at this level is learning how to respond to (and write about) a variety of texts – poetry, prose and drama in particular. The course is split into six modules covering different types of text:
- Robert Swindells: Stone Cold
- Media and non-fiction
- Joan Lingard: Across the Barricades
- David Almond: Heaven Eyes
How much does it cost?
At key stage 3, you can either purchase one year for a subject or purchase the whole three year course.
One subject year (e.g. Year 7 English) is charged at £250.
Subsequent subjects applied for at the same time are then charged at £225.
A three year course (e.g. Years 7, 8 and 9 for English) is charged at £650.
You can pay in full or by instalments. See our pricing page for further details.
As students work through a course they have support from a qualified tutor that has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. They will help by:
- Marking all course assignments
- Providing written and verbal feedback as required
- Providing telephone and email support
Module Guides for Parents
Each module of the KS3 English has a parents guide. Each Parents’ Guide contains everything that a parent should need to offer practical support to the student.
This includes the answers to the activities and discussion ideas based on the student’s answers.
The Guides also contain:
- discussion of practical issues
- guidance on internet resources
- a section on topics the student may find difficult
Tutor-marked assignment specimen answers are emailed to both the parent and the guardian once your tutor has marked the assignment.
Need more information? Speak to a Student Adviser today. 0800 0 111 024
Students will be required to read certain books alongside our course materials. Details of these can be found on this page and in the introduction to each course.