Encouraging Excellence, Nurturing Talent in Every Individual
As a School we are committed to the concept of Enrichment.
This comes in many different forms and does not necessarily mean taking more qualifications.
For example we run Chess Clubs, Debating and Public Speaking Groups all of which help provide stretch and challenge for our pupils. At GCSE we provide a varied programme of Academic Enrichment to enable departments to have a focus day or to put on other trips or talks.
In addition to the Academic Options outlined at KS5 students have the option to take a fourth or fifth A Level if they wish - this is normally reserved for those wanting to take Further Mathematics where there is a clear educational benefit for doing it. It is worth remembering that even Oxford or Cambridge only make offers on 3 A Levels and take students each year with 8 GCSEs.
We also use various collapsed timetable afternoons or days to provide students with the opportunity to explore subjects in a different manner outside of the curriculum. On these days we bring in outside speakers, go on trips or visits and put on workshops that provide stretch and challenge. We also use the days to provide aspects of our PSHE and Citizenship Programme in a different and more interesting way.
In addition to these opportunities departments enter students for national competitions and events designed for able children.
Broad, holistic education in a grammar school setting with a focus on personal development