Most Able Pupils
Most Able Pupils Policy
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Traits of Able and Most Able Pupils
|Knows the answers||Asks the questions|
|Is interested||Is highly curious|
|Answers the questions||Discusses in detail and elaborates|
|Is in a high set||Is beyond the group|
|Listens with interest||Shows stong feelings/opinions|
|Learns with ease||Already knows|
|Enoys peers||Prefers adults|
|Grasps the meaning||Draws inferences|
|Completes assignments||Initiates projects|
|Is receptive||Is intense|
|Absorbs information||Manipulates information|
|Is pleased with own learning||Is highly critical|
Most Able Pupils Coordinator
The member of staff with responsibility for the Most Able Pupils is Mr. S. Alcorn
Events, information and masterclasses in the local area can be found at www.excellenceeast.co.uk
For pupils and families: www.nagcbritain.org.uk
Ideas for support: www.gridclub.com
A range of publications: www.nace.co.uk
Extension opportunities: www.masterclasses.co.uk
National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE)
The Academy is a member of the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE).
The Brilliant Club
The Eastwood Scholars' Programme is an academic programme run jointly by The Eastwood Academy and The Brilliant Club, an organisation which aims to widen access to university.
Twelve of the most able pupils across Year 9 and 10 were selected to participate in the programme which is delivered by university lecturers.
The pupils attended a launch trip on the 8th June to St. John’s College, Cambridge, one of the partner universities involved in the programme.
The visit involved a tour of the college, a study skills session and the chance to meet students and admissions staff. Additionally, the pupils attended their first tutorial with their PhD tutor in the academic setting of the university.
Click here for a Presentation on the programme.
All twelve pupils passed their final dissertation. Click here for a breakdown of their results - Eastwood Scholars' Results
University Visit - Southampton
On Friday 11th March, 44 Year 9 and 10 AMA pupils visited Southampton University to find out about higher education, degree courses and student life. It was an early start and a long coach drive but all agreed it was well worth it. Southampton University campus is a vibrant community with so much to offer its students in terms of amazing courses and student facilities. It boasts its own cinema, night club and even a hair dressers! We soon found out that Southampton University has world class research facilities, ranks amongst the UK’s best and attracts top recruiters. They are a high ranking university in the top 1% in the world and part of the prestigious Russell Group.
The pupils took part in an interactive workshop, tour of the university and attended a high level lecture on Accreting White Dwarfs and Citizen Science. Many of the pupils commented on what a brilliant day it was and how it has changed their perception of higher education and degree level study. They were amazed at the different types of courses on offer and the extensive research facilities such as wind tunnels and roof top telescopes. All in all, a fun, interactive and educational day trip!
University Visit - Essex
On Friday 10th June, between lessons 2 and 4, Mrs. P. Suttle, Mr. S. Alcorn and Mrs. G. Cassidy took 38 Year 8 AMA pupils to the Southend Campus of Essex University.
To start with, the pupils had a university style lecture from a current post graduate student about how to pick the right university, what courses are available and student life in general. They were then split into groups for a full university tour including library, lecture room, student accommodation and the student union café. They were able to ask lots of questions and really picked the student ambassadors’ brains to find out as much about university life from actual students studying at the moment.
After lunch they took part in a group activity where they had to create their own universities and then present back their ideas back to the rest of the group, receiving feedback, help and encouragement from the visit organisers.
The pupils really enjoyed their visit and were certainly left with the idea that it’s never too early to start thinking about the future!