Most Able Students
We offer a bespoke programme of enrichment and extension for our most able students. Key features are outlined below. Mrs Greer leads on Most Able provision and can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you will find a summary of some of the Most Able events that are planned for this academic year. More details will be added during the year.
Gifted that run a variety of Gifted & Talented courses throughout the year, often over weekends and holiday periods. They include both one-day events, such as at Tate Britain, and residential weekends. They can be found at http://www.giftltd.co.uk/courses/students.
Secondly, Potential Plus is an independent charity that supports the social and emotional learning needs of children with high learning potential. Their e-zine IGNIS is for gifted students of all secondary age groups and can be found at this via this link: IGNIS http://joom.ag/aQ2X
A further site which may of interest to you and your child is Staircase12, University College Oxford’s online hub of resources for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities. This site can be found via this link: http://staircase12.univ.ox.ac.uk
Most Able projects with “The Keep”
We have been chosen, as one of 3 partner secondary school in Sussex, to work with The Keep (Mass Observation archive in Brighton) as partner schools. Last year we ran a Year 12 visit there to support with A-level History in March, as well as “A Day in the Life” – where KS3 Year 8 and 9 Most Able students worked over two days with The Keep and a professional artist to create a visual record of a day in the life of Oriel High School. The “Monarchy” Project took place on the 4th July where 30 KS3 Most Able students in Year 7 visited The Keep and used their archives to investigate changing perceptions of the British monarchy over time. We are looking forward to collaborating further with The Keep this year. Events will be posted as they arise.
1st Generation Scholars
The program for Most Able Students who are 1st Generation Scholars is built around a partnership with the University of Sussex and is designed to develop student aspirations and familiarise them with university life and study.
The program is specifically targeted towards students in Years 9, 10 and 12. Once dates have been confirmed with the university for this year, they will be posted on this part of the website. The program usually starts for students in January 2015.
Most Able Students In-Lesson Support @ Oriel High School
QCA guidance to stretch the Most Able in lessons. The QCA emphasise that teaching the Most Able must be planned for, and at Oriel High School we do this through:
breadth – going beyond the prescribed curriculum
depth – within the curriculum and increasing the level of challenge
acceleration – covering work quicker than others
independence – link to personalised learning agenda
reflection – making understanding explicit
Choosing a University
There is lots of useful information on this site http://university.which.co.uk/?gclid=COLnh9ibzcwCFRUTGwodLGQCig. Students need to consider how certain GCSE and A level choices can increase their chances of getting into the top universities. We will of course give support and guidance to students and parents as they go through this important process.