Within the English department, Years 7, 8 and 9 all follow the Assessing Pupil Progress (APP) route. The independence of students is vital even at this early stage and so each student has an individual APP sheet that stays with them from their first assessment in Year 7 to their final one in Year 9. Students are encouraged to reflect upon the specific APP targets set for them by their teacher in order for them to make progress in the next assessment. Each half term, students follow a module that focuses on a particular element of English – reading, writing or speaking and listening. The aim of the English department is for all students to make progress during every lesson and so each scheme of work is structured to facilitate and support this.
Students study a wide variety of engaging and exciting topics during KS3 and have many opportunities for workshops and trips throughout the year. Both the Duxford Imperial War Museum and the Stratford trips were heavily subscribed and greatly enjoyed by students and so similar trips will be coordinated for students during the current academic year.
The expectations from the English department are very high and we expect students to work hard and commit to their learning both in school and at home. We recognize the huge significance that every child matters and it is important that we encourage our students to become more independent and conscientious individuals.