At Key Stage 3, students explore a range of prose, poetry, plays and non-fiction texts. We cover a broad range of texts from Charles Dickens to Louis Sachar to ensure that the students engage with the subject, as well as being prepared for the GCSE curriculum. Texts are delivered through a variety of approaches, which encourage students to be creative, imaginative and critical learners. Students are given opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively, and to develop skills in speaking and listening, reading, writing and drama. Students' work is assessed regularly, and they are guided to reflect on their own performance and how they might reach their potential.