Students study a wide variety of texts and topics in English at Elthorne Road, introducing them to the skills they will need in English and Literature at KS4, the links to which are clearly signposted.
In each topic, students complete a writing and reading assessment, which are assessed using the Pearson STEPS assessment criteria. Students also have the opportunity to develop skills in Media Studies, Drama and improve their Speaking and Listening. All topics link to a specific context, including social, political and historical. Students may also explore cross curricular links to subjects such as history, geography, art and PSHE.
Students can also access independent learning tasks to develop their knowledge and skills further. Literacy skills, furthermore, are embedded in English lessons to improve basic skills and confidence in both reading and writing tasks.
Click here for more information on the course content for English at NRC KS3.