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Most able can 'fulfil full potential' at Orchard

Published on 26/09/14

ORCHARD School prides itself of providing an educational experience which challenges students of all abilities. 

Those identified as being the most able can look forward to a range of opportunities designed to help develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

ORCHARD School prides itself of providing an educational experience which challenges students of all abilities. 

Those identified as being the most able can look forward to a range of opportunities designed to help develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Orchard’s most able students are identified and given clear guidance within lessons and offered a specialised development programme. 

The programme consists of two different strands: the provision of extended learning tasks in lessons that challenge the most able; and academic enrichment sessions that help them to develop specialised skills.

Extended learning tasks are built into lessons and enrichment sessions rotate throughout the year.

Students who are skilled in multiple areas have ample opportunity for development across the curriculum.

To Kill a Mockingbird and A-level text, Heart of Darkness, are just a few of the books that Orchard’s most skilled pupils have been given to read.

Pupils have also tackled short courses in classical studies and philosophy, which have been delivered by experts from the University of Bristol.

Students from the classical studies group also had the opportunity to visit to the Roman Corinium museum in Cirencester.

Able students and their parents or carers will be given information, advice and guidance tailored to their needs. Orchard also aims to raise awareness of post-16 options to encourage the very highest aspirations for its most skilled students.