We recognise that reading is a complex process but is fundamental to every subject and beyond the classroom. We believe that reading promotes well-being as well as life choices and we are committed to supporting our students’ reading journeys. Our teaching of vocabulary as well as skimming, scanning and phonics, when appropriate, supports our students’ abilities to decode a text.

We encourage our students to develop strategies to support their comprehension and decoding of questions, articles, texts, scripts, journals and books. We explicitly teach the eight active reading strategies set out on our Reading Ruler.

Ruler showing Archway's 8 reading strategies

Students complete the National Group Reading Test to help them, and us, understand how we can support their sentence and paragraph comprehension.

We encourage students to read around their subjects, to read for pleasure and for well-being. We have an excellent library and promote a range of reading initiatives.

Contact Us

Bluecoat Sixth Form
Maid Marian Way

E-mail: BAAsixthform@bluecoat.uk.com
Tel: 0115 900 7215

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