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Ignite English for KS3

Ignite English (KS3)

Delivering the KS3 curriculum and laying the foundations for GCSE

Ignite English (KS3)

Delivering the KS3 curriculum and laying the foundations for GCSE

From a trusted author team including Geoff Barton, Ignite English reinvigorates KS3 teaching and learning and aims to show how the study of English relates to the real world.

  • Thematically-linked, real-world based chapters make learning relevant for each student
  • A flexible series, both digitally and on the page, which can be customized for your students
  • Provides an effective transition between Years 6 and 7, and into GCSE
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Series contains:

3 Kerboodle: Resources and Assessments with teacher access to the Kerboodle Books

Student access to 3 Kerboodle Books

3 Student Books

3 Teacher Companions

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What does Ignite English deliver?

Course guide

A guide showing how Ignite English delivers the KS3 National Curriculum

Course structure

An Ignite English component chart

Ignite English video with Geoff Barton

Introducing Ignite English

Geoff Barton explains the rationale behind Ignite English

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What's on Kerboodle?

Lesson Player

Ready-to-use and customizable lesson presentations


18 specially commissioned interviews from thematically-connected jobs


Over 350 editable worksheets

Interactive activities

More than 40 interactive activities


Over 100 presentations

Continuing Professional Development units

A suite of resources developed by Martin Phillips and Geoff Barton

Year 6 Transition Unit

A free unit of work to help students start KS3 with increased confidence

Alternative end of unit assessments

Editable assessments ensure a range of productive outcomes are covered

SPAG interactives

These activities can be assigned to students when they need extra practice

Additional resources

Living Literacy

Effective whole-school literacy support developed in partnership with SSAT (The Schools Network).

Ignite English (KS3)