Programme of Study

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils develop a range of skills accessing/ using poetry, prose, drama, non-fiction and regular language work. They also enjoy/their literacy skills are also developed through/ increased media awareness including digital story telling and animation.

Summary of Work at Key Stage 3

Most of this work is modular

  • Prose texts including:
    • Skellig
    • Calling a Dead Man
    • Two weeks with the Queen
    • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    • Gangsta’ Rap
    • Private Peaceful
    • Private reading
  • Various types of poetry including writing their own
  • Media
  • Drama including:
    • Short Drama scripts
    • Shakespeare
  • Language including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Talking and listening including:
    • Formal presentations using PowerPoint
    • Informal discussions
    • Debates
    • Role Plays including Hot Seating
  • Writing skills including:
    • Diary entries
    • Formal and informal letters
    • Newspaper articles
    • Drama scripts
    • Storyboarding
    • Cartoon strips
    • Book reviews
    • Narrative and descriptive writing
    • Recounts
    • Poetry
    • Discursive writing

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