In addition to high quality lessons for all students, we also have a provision to extend students who are identified as more able and/or talented in particular subjects or areas.
Students are identified in Year 7 through a combination of CATS assessments, KS2 results and teacher recommendation. This is reviewed at the start of each academic year to see if any more students become eligible or ineligible.
There are extra-curricular opportunities available, for example Mandarin lessons on a Tuesday after school, run by tutors from the Confucius Institute, Bangor University. In addition, there are regular sessions and talks from older students and outside speakers designed to raise awareness of academic opportunities available to our learners once they leave school.
This is in partnership with the SEREN Network, a national initiative designed to help talented Welsh students to reach their full potential by offering free, expert support and advice linking students in Wales with the UK’s leading universities. As part of the programme, students attend workshops on building resilience, goal mapping and study skills. They also have opportunities to visit Russell Group Universities and time to form friendships with SEREN students from across Denbighshire and Conwy.