Stretch and Challenge
High attaining students are offered a range of activities outside of the normal curriculum to stretch and challenge them: for example, life drawing classes in Art, specialist Science and Maths sessions at London Universities, and elite coaching in football, tennis, and trampolining. Other activities include workshops run by representatives from Oxford and Cambridge Universities and as well as local community-based organisations. A ‘potential A/A* cohort of year 10 and 11 students receive focused workshops on exam skills, and a mentoring project has been set up between Sixth Form Mentors and Year 10 and 11 Mentees with the potential to gain several A* grades.
In addition to the extracurricular opportunities staff are trained to stretch and challenge all students, including the most able, within their lessons. This may include deeper learning experiences or a wider breadth of materials. Students are encouraged to use online school resources and library texts to develop their own interests across their subjects.
You can read more about just some of the many Stretch and Challenge programmes we run at Acton High School below.
If you would like to ask questions about the Stretch and Challenge agenda at Acton High School, please email Ms Sharman, on email@example.com