More and Most Able
We have continued our partnership with Wellington College and more and most able students participated in a range of workshops and masterclasses over the year including drama, Japanese, Mandarin, maths and computer science, chemistry and English. Overall, nearly forty more and most able students in years 8 and 9 were able to benefit from these experiences. Sixth form students were able to access support with the university application process through a number of events.
The three year 10 students already undertaking the Wheeler Mentoring Programme attended study days and a week’s residential at the college during the year. We were delighted to gain two more places for year 9 students, both boys, during this year. This programme is a five year commitment to each student and is a fantastic and potentially life changing experience. The support is open to disadvantaged more and most able students and places are limited to twenty across all of the partnership schools.
There continue to be an extensive selection of extracurricular activities offered across all departments which support and extend the more and most able. These include the wide range of mathematics challenges, provided by the UK Mathematics Trust, library and reading opportunities such as book awards, science club, and many others. Bands, choirs and a full range of sporting opportunities also meet the needs of many talented students.
In the sixth form, many subjects take students to A level conferences and other university based events.
More and most able pupils are identified by prior attainment. Pupils have benefited from involvement in mathematics challenges, provided by the UK Mathematics Trust, as well as access to sporting clubs and music tuition which meets the needs of able learners.