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
- Writing to argue, persuade, entertain, inform and describe
- Pre- and post-1914 poetry
- Media – print and moving image
- 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.