Important Notice

*Please can Parents/Carers ensure student uniforms, PE kits and property are clearly labelled, so that in the event any property goes missing we are able to clearly identify.*

Year 8 Parents Evening - Thursday 25th May 2017, 5pm - 7pm

All Year 8 parent/carers are welcome to attend.

Summer Exams - 2017

Summer Exams for Year 11, 12 and 13 commence Monday 15th May 2017 to Thursday 29th June 2017. Please view our PDF iconExams Timetable - Summer 2017.

Ark EGA Enrichment

Please view our new PDF iconEnrichment Club Booklet - Find out all the latest activites and clubs that your child can be a part of!

Gifted and Talented

“A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships” - Joseph S. Renzulli

Supported by:

 Mr. C Wilkinson

Vision:

  • An academically focused programme that will challenge, stretch and develop our most capable, creative and dedicated students inside the classroom
  • An extensive list of academic extra-curricular activities that will enrich the students’ experience of learning and expand students’ knowledge into exciting new territories beyond exam requirements
  • A variety of subject-specific trips that will broaden our students’ cultural awareness, deepen knowledge of subject and raise and sustain students’ aspirations
  • A pastoral support system which supports, positively challenges and inspires students to ‘be the best’ and rewards them for achieving this goal.

This is not just a programme that will challenge our students to achieve the very best grades through Key Stages 3 and 4 until their GCSEs; it is also very much designed to equip our students with the skills and competencies to prepare them for the highly competitive academic pathway that leads to our Sixth Form and then the countries’ top Universities.

Enrichment Opportunities:

Key Stage Three:

  • King’s College London Medical Day
  • UKMT Maths Challenge
  • Debating
  • Poetry Club
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Workshop
  • Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium Workshops
  • Wall St. Survivor
  • Wadham College, Oxford Taster Day

Key Stage Four:

  • King’s College London Medical Day
  • UKMT Maths Challenge
  • Debating
  • Poetry Club
  • Wall St. Survivor
  • Brand You – Personal Presentation Skills Workshop
  • Deutsche Bank Visit
  • Law Society Day
  • Wadham College, Oxford – Aspiration Raising Week Long Residential
  • Wadham College, Oxford – Summer School Week Long Residential

Pastoral Support:

  • During one separate morning registration per week, each Year Group’s Gifted and Talented students will come to room 2.11 to work with Mr Wilkinson and myself.
  • We will be working on Critical Thinking Skills, analysing student grades and understanding how improvements can be made, and discussing the problems and solutions that the students will have encountered and formed in their work with IGGY: The International Gateway for Gifted Youth.

IGGY:

  • For Years 9-11, IGGY is a social network designed to help gifted young people between the ages of 13-18 realise their full potential. It gives members access to great educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics and other gifted young people around the world; they can create their own profiles online, make friends and collaborate with other gifted students around the world, debate, learn and explore in a safe environment, monitored by the University. 
  • IGGY was created by the University of Warwick in the UK in 2008. Warwick has had a long history of encouraging bright students. It started with NAGTY, a government funded initiative to create resources and events for able students. When government funding stopped, the University decided that continuing to invest in the brightest minds across the world was probably a good idea. The rather catchier sounding IGGY was born.

IGGY offers:

  • Projects, challenges and activities online covering a wide range of subjects
  • New tools and resources so you can collaborate and share
  • A support network of academics and student mentors as well as your peers
  • Access to other gifted students from around the world
  • Support materials and videos by renowned academics and experts
  • Events, conferences and activities
  • Support and advice for exams and university applications

How to support your child:

  • IGGY The challenges that students complete online are set by professors at the University of Warwick; they provide a fantastic opportunity for our students to challenge themselves, with some interesting rewards on offer
  • Promote the Enrichment Opportunities and discuss which ones interest your child the most
  • Encourage your child to interact with the online content of IGGY as much as possible at school, at home or at your local library
  • Ask your child questions about the challenges and discussions they are involved in during their Morning Meetings