Key Stage 3
Here at Egerton High School our Key Stage 3 curriculum is broadly theme based, building on general knowledge of the theme from other subject areas whilst maintaining a focus on reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Each student has their own bespoke target to focus on in lessons and across each half term. At Key Stage 3 our aim is to increase progression in spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar as well as to inspire learners with creative writing and reading from a range of genres and time periods. Students are highly supported in lessons and work is always differentiated to encourage confidence and independence.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students build upon their reading and writing skills gained at Key Stage 3 and will deepen their analytical abilities through the study of challenging and varied texts, with specific exam techniques and assessment objectives at the root of each lesson. They will learn how to write fiction and non-fiction texts for specific audiences and purposes using engaging stimulus such as, for example, inspiring speeches, film, art and photographs.
We are currently following the AQA GCSE English Language (8700) specification. All students are entered for GCSE at the end of year 11 and all students complete the OCR Entry Level Certificate where they will be awarded up to level 3. Students will be assessed each half term (minimum) and will complete mock exams to prepare them for their final exams in year 11.