Here at St Bartholomew’s we are committed to developing the skills, talents and knowledge of all our students. We also believe that personalised attention and an aspirational curriculum are key to stretching and accelerating the learning of the most Able, or anyone with ambition to ensure they make greater than expected progress.
Who is asked to join the stretch and challenge community at St Bartholomew’s?
Able: Year 7 who have a ‘Super High’ or ‘Super Super High’ profile are automatically invited.
Gifted: Students who have abilities in traditional academic subjects, such as English, Mathematics and Science. Subject teachers can nominate students.
Talented: Students who have abilities in creative and expressive subjects, such as Art, Drama and PE.
Anyone with ambition: We have a parental and student referral system, which welcomes any student who is ambitious and willing to demonstrate their ability to be exceptional. At St Bartholomew’s School, it is our aim to ensure the provision of opportunities inside and outside of the classroom boosts the attainment, motivation and self-confidence of all our students.
What provisions do we offer ?
Online lessons are set on Satchel One.
|Year 7||Climate Literacy; Critical Thinking; Community Project; Oxplore Competition; Latin and Critical Thinking ‘How to Argue like a Pro’ workshop; topical TED Talks.|
|Year 8||Scholarship Programme; Scholarship Mentoring; Critical Thinking ‘Evaluating Evidence’; Community Project; Media Literacy; Oxplore Competition; Critical Thinking and Socratic Questioning workshop; topical TED Talks; Open Evening.|
|Year 9||Scholarship Programme; Scholarship Mentoring; Critical Thinking ‘Evaluating Evidence’; Community Project; Media Literacy; Oxplore Competition; Critical Thinking and Socratic Questioning workshop; topical TED Talks; Open Evening.|
|Year 10||Scholarship Mentoring; Dispelling the Myths of Oxbridge; Political Literacy; Community Project; Oxplore Competition; Political Literacy workshop; topical TED Talks; Open Evening.|
|Year 11||Scholarship Mentoring; Citizenship; Community Project; Oxplore Competition; topical ‘How to Revise’ and Positive mind-set TED Talks; Open Evening.|
A wide range of co-curricular activities are available across the school, some examples of those offered to our students are:
Maths: UKMT Maths Challenge (All Years)
English: Carnegie shadowing (KS3), Literacy Quiz (KS3)
Science and Technology: AWE Challenge (Year 9 and 13), Biology Challenge (Year 10 and 11), Chemistry and Physics Olympiad (Year 12 and 13)
We also offer the opportunity to get involved with community projects that are organised across the academic year, and provide an excellent chance for students to practise their leadership skills. This allows any student, of any ability, to get involved. We work closely with the local community and PTA School charities.