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Gifted and Talented
The Gifted and Talented programme at the college caters for the top 5-10 % of the pupils in each year who are identified as having either all round academic ablility or specific talents in areas such as sport, music, art and technology.
The provision for Gifted & Talented pupils at the college is within an inclusive framework, which aims to meet the needs of this range of learners. It acts as s a vehicle for raising expectations and develops exciting, innovative approaches by allowing all pupils to discover, as well as to devlop, their gifts and talents.
These pupils are encouraged to achieve their potential through a programme of activities both insde and outside the college. Gifted and Talented pupils have been involved in a range of activities including summer schools, workshops, national competitions and visits to universities.
Year 7-- Thinking skills including learning styles, creativity and responsibility, puzzle days, Maths Challenge, science classes with Burntwood School on Saturday mornings, ICT SAM Learning and Manchester University Animation Challenge, Gifted and Talented Sports Day shared with EBC and a primary school.
Year 8 -- ICT Gifted and Talented classes, science classes with Burntwood School on Saturdays, Poetry Slam competition; Latin classes; music trip to Royal Festival Hall
Year 9 -- participation in the Urban Scholars scheme at Brunel University; a science competition challenge day, Aim Higher Road Show, early entry GCSE Geography lessons, joint trip to Belgium with Battersea Park School
Year 10-- University visit to Cambridge, Science and Goegraphy tasters sessions at Goldsmiths' College, summer schools in London, Urban Scholars Scheme with Brunel University, Physical Education 'Goal setting workshop'
Year 11 -- University visit to Cambridge, Urban Scholars scheme at St Mary's University, summers schools across the UK; Religious Education 'Debating Society'
All pupils who are eligible for the National Academy of Gifted & Talented Youth are enrolled. This gives them access to a national scheme of events run by the Government and enables the pupils to access their comprehensive web pages and study aids.
Individual departments will run separate trip and extra-curricular sessions with pupils they have identified.