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KS3

In KS3, our intention is to provide our students with the skills and knowledge to think about the different ways in which writers have explored what it means to be human. We immerse our students in an exploration of literature from a broad range of different literary periods and to expose them to different voices by using a wide variety of imagined realities and real experiences in order to develop an appreciation of reading, writing and use of Spoken Language. Students explore texts from both the literary canon and a wide range of non-fiction texts as they track and enjoy the progress and development of literature throughout the ages to the modern day. Writing skills for different purposes are taught and practised in varied and imaginative ways and there remains a strong focus on grammatical skills and accuracy throughout the Key Stage.

 

Year Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4
7

Greek Myths and Context 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Old and Middle English and language change : Beowulf & The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Shakespeare and comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Romantic Literature and ideas: Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

8

Poems from Other Cultures: (Poems by G. Nichols, E. Brathwaite, I Dharker)

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Dickens, Victorians and the Gothic: A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Shakespeare and tragedy : Romeo and Juliet

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Modern dystopian and political allegory: George Orwell’s Animal Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

9

WW1 War Poetry: Private Peaceful, A Long, Long Way, Regeneration Extracts

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

American Literature: John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

 

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Shakespeare and tragic heroism: Macbeth

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

Female Voice: Extracts from: V Woolf - A Room of One’s Own, Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Aphra Benn.

 

 

 

 

Creative and non-fiction writing lessons

 

Our Mission and Values

“Therefore learn as if to live forever; live as if to die tomorrow” (St Edmund of Abingdon)

Read Our Values & Ethos Statement

Trust Information

St Edmund's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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