Cheney School

Cheney School

Key stage 3

Classes in Key Stage 3 are all mixed ability, ensuring equality of provision for all students and ensuring everyone is given an equal chance to progress and thrive.

Over the three years, we look at a range of different types of English, both in terms of the English that they read and the English that they write for themselves. These include:

  • Shared reading
  • Shakespeare
  • Writing to argue, persuade, entertain, inform and describe
  • Pre- and post-1914 poetry
  • Media – print and moving image
  • Plays
  • Speaking and listening
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Myths and legends
  • Writing from other cultures

In lessons, we recognise the central important of differentiation and aim to ensure that every lesson is accessible and engaging for every student – as well as providing stretch and challenge for the most able. Students who are struggling with English, will be supported by Teaching Assistants wherever possible and through a range of in-class and out-of-class infrastructures.

We are also committed to following the National Literacy Strategy to improve students’ general reading and writing skills.