Mr J M Rose, BSc. – Deputy Head – Pupil Support
Mrs S Farooq, BA. – Most able co-ordinator – Key Stage 3 and 4
Dr T J McCarthy-Ward, PhD, MSci. – Most able co-ordinator – Key Stage 5
Pupils identified as having talent or exceptional ability are encouraged to achieve their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. All lessons are appropriately differentiated to stretch and challenge those pupils who are on the school’s most able register. In addition, pupils are offered mentoring and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities run by the team, as well as departments and Year Teams. Events are also organised for the pupils to develop their awareness of global issues and develop leadership and team working skills. The school’s primary focus is on continuing to develop a wide range of innovative learning and teaching classroom strategies that will particularly benefit those pupils identified as being the most able.
Pupils in the Sixth Form are mentored and given guidance in helping to gain places at top universities and medical schools including Oxford and Cambridge. Pupils are encouraged to attend numerous seminars and study skills sessions focused on developing thinking skills and the ability to study independently. Also offered are preparation workshops for the BMAT, UKCAT and LNAT. In addition, the school provides pupils with the opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification [EPQ] or complete modules for the Open University. The school’s most able programme has also helped pupils gain places on the extremely prestigious Eton and Sutton Trust Summer Schools.
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