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Introduction to Literacy for Life


Literacy 4 life is a unique curriculum created for our Key Stage 3 students. It is taught through integrated themes and makes up the majority of the students’ curriculum. Our philosophy incorporates Competency-Based, Personalised and Flipped Learning. In order to facilitate accelerated learning, our curriculum use technology to extend learning beyond the classroom.


L4L themes provide meaningful contexts in which students have the opportunity to achieve proficiency in a range of competencies. Central to this, lies an emphasis on communication literacy taught in context. Each theme gives students the opportunity to acquire diverse skills required to be successful at Key Stage 4, and promotes social responsibility as well as personal reflection and growth.


Our students will face enormous challenges in the coming years, from an economy shaped by rapidly-advancing technologies, to the impact of globalisation. They need the strongest foundation of academic, technical, and problem-solving skills we can offer. The L4L curriculum aims to provide this through greater personalisation, ensuring that each and every student has the knowledge and skills to succeed.


Year 7 Themes

September - Citizen Me

October - Silent Movies

November - Plants and Journeys

December - Pantomime

January - Fairy Tales

February - Growing

March - Going Green

April - I Robot

May - In Days of Old

June - Water

July - What If


Year 8 Themes

September - Myths and Legends; Tragedy

October - Journey to the centre of the Earth

November - Pudding Lane; India

December - Off with your head

January - Migration; Da Vinci

February - What If

March - Please Sir; Freedom

April - Freedom

May - Grand Designs

June - The Blitz; Coast

July - 1970's


Year 9 Themes

September - Whose Earth is it anyway?

October - Whose Earth is it anyway?

November - Over the top

December - It's a kind of magic

January - Made in China

February - Made in China

March - Careers - U-Explore

April - Careers - U-Explore

May - The Big Apple

June - The Big Apple

July - The Big Apple