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
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.