In lessons differentiation is embedded into schemes of work and opportunities for extension are many. However, it is beyond the classroom where some of the most valuable work with students takes place. Examples of some of these opportunities include participation in the Maths Challenge, involvement in Young Enterprise and participation in creative writing schemes run by professional writers. We run a ‘Stretch & Challenge’ scheme for Upper V students as a means of preparing them for the independent study required at Sixth Form Level. Support for Oxbridge candidates is given by way of individual mentoring sessions with specialist teachers.
Academic Scholars meet regularly with the Head of the Able, Gifted & Talented as part of a scheme designed to offer support and encouragement. They will discuss progress and explore matters beyond the curriculum.
The school is a member of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) and IGGY – a scheme for able students run by the University of Warwick. Both of these organisations offer stimulating materials for classroom use, as well as being available to explore in a private capacity.