More & Most Able

What is it?

Students in this group are generally the top 10% previously attaining students based on a combination of factors, but primarily KS2 external data. Student performance is cross-referenced with assessments and internal data collections recorded in KS3 and KS4 to ensure that the students who were highest on entry make sufficient progress to hit the top grades in their G.C.S.E examinations.

Whilst we will track the progress and outcomes for students based upon data, this is an inclusive enrichment programme available to any students who demonstrate flair or passion for a particular subject. Presenting ‘more able’ capabilities relies heavily upon attitude to learning, commitment to curiosity and a willingness to apply new experiences to learning; attainment is simply the result of such an attitude. There are a variety of clubs and trips available, which are open to all students who wish to enhance their knowledge of either existing subjects or beyond.

The More and Most Able coordinator will monitor these students to ensure they remain on track, coordinating and/or offering intervention where necessary.

More Able – Aspiration for All

In keeping with this inclusive approach, Brockington offers a range of opportunities for your child to ensure that they adopt an ambitious, positive and curious approach to learning. There are a variety of programmes, clubs and trips available, open to all students who wish to enhance their knowledge, including: Brockington Excellence Programme, enrichment opportunities within and outside of school (http://www.brockington.leics.sch.uk/category/pupils/care-guidance-and-support/enrichment-activities/) , academic Intervention (invitation as required) and subject-specific support for More Able students (see resources in each subject’s Curriculum resources for more information: http://www.brockington.leics.sch.uk/subject-areas/).

New for 2018

Brockington Excellence Programme: more details to follow

Monday Lectures with… A new lecture programme club, where students have the exciting opportunity to attend lecture sessions with staff or external academics on a range of subjects, from forensics to criminology, linguistics to human bioscience. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to continue the discussion beyond the lecture theatre! A schedule will be issued each half term with an overview of the sessions we have planned.

My child has always been in the More Able group, why have I not received a letter?

Under the new ‘Aspiration for All’ model to provide and support More Able students, we feel that parental contact is only necessary when academic intervention is required. For example, if your child entered the school in the top 10% and but has not made as much progress as their peers then we need to work together to find out why and address any issues.

Who is the Co-ordinator?

Miss K Howard, Teacher of English