The Academy offers an extensive programme to support the development of High Performing students to ensure that they reach their full potential.
Our High Performing provision includes:
Through our Biddick Beacons we aim to harness the potential of our most able students, to challenge and stretch, and to develop their confidence and help them surpass their own expectations. The core of the programme is built around thinking skills, critical thinking, supported through master classes in Key Baccalaureate subjects
Students taking part in the programme are encouraged to take advantage of the expansive educational opportunities offered by Biddick Academy. We believe that taking part in a wide range of activities enriches the students’ educational experience and inspires them to aim as high as possible.
Overview of the Biddick Beacons programme
The programme has been designed to deliver Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills:
Key Stage 3: Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking, as well as stretch and challenge through additional classes in core subjects such as English, Maths, Science, French/Spanish and Geography
Key Stage 4: Critical Thinking and Extended Project.
Expansive Educational Opportunities
These include Outdoor Learning, International experiences, The Arts and Sport.
Key Stage 5 Transition
Links with Sunderland College and other post 16 providers, University visits, Jesus College Residential, Degree course tasters and University Summer Schools.
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