Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 covers Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 of secondary school and perhaps presents the greatest challenge for children as they make that big transitional step from primary school. When pupils arrive in Year 7 they will be ‘set’ according to their SATs results (completed in Year 6) coupled with the teacher assessment. The majority of secondary schools choose to validate these grades through their own CATs tests which are delivered in the early part of the new term.
Our tuition is structured to recognise this transition and support your child’s learning. Starting secondary school can be an exciting but daunting experience for pupils as they adjust to the environment, teaching methods and expectations. Our tuition recognises that challenge and is delivered in line with the National Curriculum to ensure consistency and continuity of learning for your child.
- Comprehension – Understanding more complex texts and beginning to explore the area of sub-textual connotation (textual theory), especially within older texts i.e. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
- English Literature – Understanding a cross-section of topics based on Classic English literature and poetry. Includes recognising cultural references, working with language differences (meaning of words), Themes, Topics and Imagery.
- Cultural Reading – Texts of different cultural and ethnic background.
- Media Texts – Analysing visual differences of layout, structure and language between media-based texts (newspaper/ magazine articles).
- Composition – Extensive use of grammar and application of style and form according to type of text. Understanding target audience, different texts and their effects
- Formal and Informal Writing – Distinguishing different types of essay writing i.e. Descriptive, Factual, Controversial, Imaginative, Report, Article, Review and Letter Writing.
- Punctuation and Spelling
- Standard English and Language Structure – Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling.
Maths ModulesNumber and Algebra
- Multiples and Factors
- Square, Cube and Prime Numbers
- Calculator and Non-Calculator Problems
- Decimals/ Equations
- Fractions and Percentages
- Square Root
- Number Patterns
- Simultaneous Equations
- Conversion Formulas
- Word Formulas
- Standard Index Form Shape, Space and Measure (Ma3)
- Area and Perimeter
- Solids and Nets
- Volume and Capacity
- Circumference, Diameter and Radius
- Geometrical Reasoning
- Pythagoras’s Theorem
- Metric and Imperial Units
- Graphs and Charts
- Mean, Median, Mode and Range
- Frequency Tables/ Bar Charts/ Pie Charts
- Scatter Diagrams
- Map Scales
- Lines and Angles
- Reflection and Rotation