Our most able students are making excellent progress compared to national standards.
In 2017 our high prior attaining students performed well in the progress 8 measure, with a score of +0.3 For English and +0.5 for Maths compared to 0 nationally, showing them to be braodly in line or above national figures in these core subjects. Students study a broad and balanced curriculum.
This year we retained 75% of our high prior attaining students into the sixth form where they have chosen from the broad range of post 16 courses.
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, Year 8 and Year 9
High prior attaining students are invited to join the Stretch and Challenge clubs, they work with departments to participate in extra curricular activities which extend learning beyond the classroom.
Year 7 focus on English, Maths and Science.
Year 8 focus on Humanities and Languages
Year 9 Focus on the open optional subjects such as PE, Drama, Art, DT, Music.
Year 7 and 8 students were able to be part of the Amgen Biotech experience (ABE) which is an innovative science education program that empowers teachers to bring biotechnology to their classrooms.
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 3 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 announced later this year.
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 through business mentors and in school to help with revision strategies, progress and preparation.
Year 13 Biologists were able to be part of the Amgen Biotech experience (ABE) which is an innovative science education program that empowers teachers to bring biotechnology to their classrooms. The students were able to use genetic engineering and gel electrophoresis techniques used in industry for a wide range of applications such as modifying microorganisms for the production of human insulin, forsensic science and genetic screening.