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Year 7 Scholarship Group

As part of our ongoing passion for challenging our most able students, we have launched our scholarship class in Year 7 from September 2021.

The class consists of our highest attaining students and will follow an amended curriculum designed to support these individuals to reach the highest grades. The group is smaller than the rest of the classes in the year group to provide an opportunity for others to join the group in time. Our vision is that this scholarship group will progress through the school up to year 11, with a new group created in year 7 each September. 

In addition to studying both French and Spanish from Year 7, the scholarship curriculum will be enriched to assist our students in achieving their potential. Key features of the scholarship curriculum will be as follows:

  • Wider reading/ research around certain topics
  • Increased opportunities for students to develop important life skills e.g. presentation, communication 
  • Exploring links with other areas of the curriculum, and different subjects
  • An investigative focus.
  • Critical thinking and exploring different ways of solving problems.
  • Use of technology

The group will be assessed at the same points in each year and will be graded against age-related expectations in the same way as the rest of the year group. In many cases, it will be appropriate for the scholarship to sit additional, more challenging assessments or those which focus on a particular higher-level skill.

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