Academically most Able (AMA)

Future Scholars’ Award – Visit to Cambridge University

The school recognises that every pupil, whatever their ability, needs to be educated in a way that enables them to fulfil their potential. For this reason, and in line with current Government guidelines, the school has a policy that seeks to identify, support and challenge high-ability pupils. The school recognises that for these pupils to fulfil their potential, the work and environment provided for them needs to be stimulating and challenging; they need to be pushed to make the most of their ability. The support that we offer includes:

  • Years 7-11 enrichment days.
  • Future scholars’ award.
  • Youth speaks competition.
  • Jack Petchy speak out competition.
  • Native speaker days
  • Differentiated tasks within the classroom – stretch and challenge
  • Enrichment bulletin
  • Wider reading and extension material in all subjects
  • Information about 6th form/HE opportunities
  • Career fairs, university information and visits. Targeted information to Yr 10/11 about curriculum pathways, 6th form/HE opportunities
  • Medicine and Law evening – Years 8 – U6
  • Proven academic success for the academically most able: 2015-16 AMA cohort: A/A* – 76%; A* – 41%

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