The Year 9 and 10 Enrichment Programme is designed for students identified as being among our most academically able. Three broad concepts underpin the programme, namely, broadening multi-disciplinary units that extend beyond the mainstream curriculum; school community partnerships; and a culminating task that celebrates student learning.
The programme requires students to be able to manage the normal curriculum whilst being withdrawn from six periods per term to take part in enrichment activities.
The enrichment sessions in Years 9 and 10 feature a series of immersive multi-disciplinary units that involve boys in open-ended problems aimed at connecting learning to the world beyond the classroom. Curriculum is modified according to gifted and talented models of education and a range of methodologies are employed including design thinking and project-based learning.
Modification of the curriculum includes fast paced content coverage with minimal repetition; complex, challenging and open-ended problems that promote higher order thinking skills; meaningful tasks with practical application; and collaborative student led projects. The programme emphasises the importance of fostering a growth mindset and, in accordance with the Maker model (1982), allows students to tackle real world problems with a focus on higher-level thinking, creative problem solving and decision-making.
For an example of the kinds of learning activities undertaken in the Year 9 and 10 Enrichment, please click here: