English KS3/4 - worksheets

It is essential that students in this age group have an understanding of everyday topics - politics, the world around us, people's rights and beliefs. They should be encouraged to analyse what they see and hear on TV and the radio, and to read a variety of newspapers, so that they they are aware of a variety of viewpoints before forming their own opinions.  Here you will find some more advanced writing tasks on a variety of subjects and in various forms. At this age pupils should be able to embrace all forms of writing including: letter writing, debating, Shakespeare and compiling dissertations. KS3 spelling can be found on the spelling page.

Compound sentences 2
Hyperbole, puns, epigrams, euphemisms
Direct speech
Verbs and proverbs KS3
Try this one for yourself
Enjoy using your imagination
Forms of writing for KS3
How to write a biography
Writing mats for KS3
Newspapers, comprehension & writing KS3
KS3 ideas for illustrative writing
Ten top tips for English
Year 7 English
Revision tips on English
Fireworks-Key stage 3 writing task
The tell-tale heart
Letter on bullying - KS3 writing task
Study aid-She stoops to conquer
Letter writing topic
Letter writing
Red Nose Day
Magazine for teenagers
GCSE revision for descriptive writing
Revision for KS3 English writing
Year 8 revision English paper
An interesting report from a newspaper
Cartoons for KS3
Reading techniques
Writing a speech for KS3
Antonyms for KS3
Persuasive writing worksheet
Persuasive writing book to movie
Reinforcing English ideas KS3
Ghost stories
Onomatopoeia KS3
The meaning of words
Ideas for different forms of writing
Thoughts on drama and music for KS3
Speaking and listening for KS4
KS3 English writing tasks
Punctuation for KS4
Improve literacy at KS3
Punctuation skills KS3/4 exam revision
Word families KS3 spelling
Improve your writing style KS3 and 4
Story starters for KS3
KS3 help plan a structured argument
Metaphor and similes for KS3
Write using your imagination at KS3
Consider the lilies
Electric cars KS3 SATS paper
Different sorts of mood writing
Types of writing for KS3
Point of view on climate change KS3
Imaginative writing for KS3
Discussion on advert KS3
Story and discussion starters KS3
Danger from parents every day
Descriptive writing exam questions GCSE
GCSE revision for descriptive writing 2
Writing instructions
Complete these sentences KS3
Words KS3
Compound sentences
Types of sentences KS3
Dictionary ideas for KS3
Word usage for KS3
Quick quiz with words
Search for words
Descriptive writing KS3
Thoughts on grammar KS3
Writing to inform and explain KS3
Detective fiction KS3
The five ws
Words for KS3
Advertisement for holidays KS3
Grammar ideas KS3
Writing to suit the audience KS3
Media texts KS3
Papyrus paper KS3
Grammar revision Year 7
Subordinating conjunctions
Hyphens for KS3
Writing an advertisement
Short writing tasks Year 7
Summary skills
The writing skills KS3
Audiences and text KS3
Writing to inform
Atmosphere and character KS3
Different kinds of fiction KS3
What where and when?
Writing to entertain
Letters KS3
Plurals for Year 7
Prefixes and suffixes Year 7
Descriptive writing Year 7


Pickwick papers, Frankenstein and Jane Eyre are comprehension topics which will help pupils extend vocabulary and ensure that pupils can analyse, form an opinion and enjoy passages from famous books.

More papers above and on our KS3 Comprehension page

A smuggler's song Year 7 comprehension
Comprehension KS4 The Light Brigade
Comprehension KS3 Flannan Isle
Frankenstein comprehension
Great Expectations
Victorian Thief Year 7 comprehension
Owl pellets Year 7 comprehension
Coffee comprehension KS3
Papyrus paper KS3
Cricket KS3
Women in science comprehension KS3


Poems of the First World War, Limericks and Ballads all add to the learning curve for KS3 pupils as well as increasing vocabulary and knowledge. They increase the imagination, create discussion and can inspire pupils to try and create their own ballads and poems. Try and see...have fun together.

Please see our Poetry page for additional worksheets

Poetry on trees KS3
Writing an epic poem
Poems of the First World War
The Highwayman
Understanding a poem
Poetry writing for KS 3
Imaginative poetry
Technical words used in poetry
Rhythm and rhyme
The Lady of Shalott
Introduction to the Canterbury Tales
Seamus Heaney
Reading and comparing poems
The rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Wasteland
Types of poems for Years 7 to 8
Creative poetry for KS3
Ballads KS3
Different kinds of poetry KS3
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge


Classical Comics have produced a great range of books to encourage a love of Shakespeare - take a look on our page on Romeo and Juliet.New editions of A Midsummer Night's Dream are reviewed on our Shakespeare review page.

Shakespeare for KS3
The Tempest for KS3 SATS
Richard III
The Tempest questions
Much ado about nothing
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Revision for KS3 English Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing 2
Much Ado about Nothing topic
Shakespeare's language
Shakespeare for all ages and stages
A midsummer night's dream
The Tempest Act 2 Scene 2
The Tempest Act 3 Scene 2
Richard III, Act I, Scene 1
Shakespeare for KS3

Books and reading lists

Ancient worlds
Goodnight Mr Tom
Harry Potter
Lord of the flies
The machine gunners
Victorian stories
Reading list for KS3
Reading list for KS4
Don Quixote
To Kill a Mockingbird - Penguin

Test and exam papers

In additional to those below more can be found under SATS papers. Optional writing and reading tasks can be found on the Worksheet Finder.

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