Welcome to the Most Able and Talented page of Audenshaw School. This page will endeavour to outline the Most Able and Talented programme at Audenshaw School, showcase the successes of our students and offer guidance on how you can help your child to achieve. The focus of the Most Able and Talented programme is to create a ‘thirst for knowledge’ amongst the students and the aspiration to go into further education and achieve the qualifications that our students deserve. With that in mind, below is a calendar of Most Able and Talented events that will be regularly updated for your information. Another aspect of the More Able and Talented programme is assisting students in exam preparation, and as the GCSE exams are fast approaching, the Most Able and Talented of year 11 are now participating in Mentoring sessions every two weeks, which will focus on study and revision skills as well as a question and answer session with some of the curriculum leaders on how to achieve the A/A* grades in those subjects. This is an invaluable opportunity for students to gain confidence in their preparations for their GCSE’s. Audenshaw School is also known for the high number of students that go on to study at Oxford and Cambridge and in order to make that opportunity more accessible, an Oxbridge and Medicine Pathway has been set up to identify students in Key Stage Four and Five and offer targeted support and enrichment opportunities through our links with Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and Corpus Christie College Oxford. This is an exciting time for the Most Able and Talented students at Audenshaw School and through the hard work and enthusiasm of the students, it is sure to be a successful end to the academic year.
Most Able and Talented Calendar of Events
|September 2015||Jodrell Bank Science Workshop|
|October 2015||Tour of Westminster|
|December 2015||Creative Writing Workshop|
|December 2015||Gothic Literature Manchester|
|January 2016||Collection Protection Workshop|
|January 2016||Creative Writing Workshop|
|January 2016||Science Live Workshop|
|February 2016||Holocaust Survivor Talk|
|March 2016||The IWM History People and Objects|
|March 2016||“Believe” at Central Library|
|March 2016||Manchester University British Science Week|
|April 2016||Geography – Insect Roadshow|
|July 2016||Tameside and Oldham STEM Day|
|July 2016||Maths Workshop - Liverpool|
|July 2016||Graffiti AllStars - Art|
|July 2016||Falconry UK|
How can you help support your child?
Below are some useful websites that offer advice on how to best support your child in their studies:
Profoundly & Exceptionally Gifted Youth (PEGY) is a British website giving information about young people with very high IQs www.pegy.org.uk. There is a very good article on difficulties these children have in school.
Family Education website has a section about Gifted and Talented that is informative school.familyeducation.com/gifted-education/parenting
British Mensa website offers some to support to parents for gifted and talented children www.mensa.org.uk.
External links are carefully selected, however Audenshaw School is not responsible for the content of external websites.