Our most able students are making excellent progress compared to national standards.
In 2016 our high prior attaining students performed positively in the progress 8 measure, with a score of +0.06 compared to 0 nationally. Students study a broad and balanced curriculum and some highlights in 2016 included:
Maths progress 8: +0.34 (0 National)
Science progress 8: +0.30 (0 National), with 54% achieving A/A* compared to 39% nationally
In a recent survey of year 11 parents 100 % of parents who responded felt that their child was challenged and supported at St Peter’s School, that the school had high expectations for their child and that their child received regular feedback and made good progress.
Year 7 and Year 8
This year some of our students have been fortunate enough to work with The Brilliant Club, to participate in the Scholars Programme. The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. A cohort of our Most Able students work with a PhD student over 8 weeks, who mentors them through a dissertation style piece of writing that explors a STEM related topic. Students are to visit two Russell Group universities, and are offered impartial IAG from university lecturers and students.
High prior attaining students are also invited to join the Stretch and Reach (year 7) and Stretch and Challenge (year 8) clubs, they work with departments (including Science, Humanties and Languages) to particiapte in extra curricular activities which extend learning beyond the classroom.
STEM Scholars 2020
We will again be working with The Smallpeice Charity who will deliver a STEM day to 60 of our year 9 students. 20 students from this STEM day who show particular interest and enthusiasm will then be invited to attend an evening family event where the 2 residential places will be on offer to spend 4 days at a university.
Year 10 and 11:
STEM Scholars 2020
This year for year 10 & 11 students there will be 2 places per year group for students to take part in a residential course which will be:
Year 10 Nuclear Engineering NNL, Lancaster University, 24 - 27 July 2017
Year 11 Advanced Marine Technology, Newcastle University, 17 - 20 July 2017
In addition we have students being supported in completing the application process for The Arkwright Scholarship. An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession.
Students in year 11 who need a little extra support during the final approach to the examinations are being offered mentoring in school to help with revision strategies, progress and preparation.