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What is literacy?

Literacy is not just about spelling and punctuation. It is something that you do in all subjects, and something that you will need when you leave Broadoak College in everyday life and in your careers.

To be a rounded student, you need to be able to engage with a variety of texts to challenge preconceptions and develop understanding beyond the personal and immediate, to reflect on what you have read.

Literacy is about experimenting with language and exploring different ways of discovering and shaping your own meaning.

Literacy is about being able to explain your ideas in depth.  In an increasingly globalised world, it is important that you are able to communicate with authority, and speak with confidence and clarity.

KS3 Literacy Handbook for Parents and Students