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13/12/19

Thank you to the parents, carers and staff that have donated to the charity this year! has collected the presents ready for wrapping 🎁 https://t.co/zj3zRgx4Mo

13/12/19

7C have been planning the denouements to their stories this morning in https://t.co/HNybOu92ow

12/12/19

We were delighted to host our first netball match yesterday against . A fantastic match, which we are proud to have won 17-7 🎉 Well done to all the players and we look forward to the next one! https://t.co/wr7qYAOzCh

12/12/19

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as Cover Administrator. For more information and to apply online, visit https://t.co/ev9xJjRDyv https://t.co/G1jfYfDKwp

11/12/19

Some wonderful presentations in Year 9 Physics today about energy resources. It wasn't easy for some but they showed courage and resilience in presenting their research. Well done! https://t.co/kdu7VvRFPo

10/12/19

Sally from Wild Photography came in the talk to Year 9's this morning about the benefits of starting your own business. She spoke about market research and promoting your business, particularly on social media https://t.co/ROJNUMDOcD

06/12/19

We are extremely proud of our students for showing and at our first Christmas Showcase last night. It was truly a magical evening and we hope that you enjoyed it! Read more about the evening here: https://t.co/fcUtOAXSsO https://t.co/6byBGf28Sl

05/12/19

Our final rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream, all ready for our Christmas Showcase this evening. See you soon (doors open from 6.30pm) https://t.co/OsAW6wLm22

04/12/19

7P have had a fun start to their day by looking at the structures of sheep organs and inflating the lungs. They then went on to sketch and label it https://t.co/kekaTfOUK8

02/12/19

Year 9 girls had an extra special PE lesson today as they were taught by former Gloucester Hartpury Ladies coach and current Grove RFC player, Michael Wood 🏈 https://t.co/nGueiqLyMB

02/12/19

Identifying viewpoints and practising annotation skills in with Year 8 today https://t.co/buGjCuDQZw

02/12/19

1552 batteries so far! 🙌 Drop off old batteries to school and they will be sent for recycling ♻️ For more information please visit https://t.co/CC63s5rJYx https://t.co/WOO4kkSWL7

29/11/19

Congratulations Emily for your 'Student of the Term' award, very well deserved 🎉 https://t.co/QE6Y9AZzJs https://t.co/elRz0jdW7X

29/11/19

How do we expand and factorise brackets? Year 9 working hard in Maths today https://t.co/j0UFyOYpmB

29/11/19

It's for Year 8's in PE this morning with Mr Crowe and Mr Hayden 💪 https://t.co/2cktQkhBCd

28/11/19

8P have started a Patterns and Culture project in , focussing on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Today they were drawing designs of the Mexican skulls in preparation for creating layered prints of them in next lesson https://t.co/5IJnwr4FRX

27/11/19

We are really looking forward to our Christmas Showcase next Thursday 5th December, 7pm. Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay now! https://t.co/JK1cyORNas

26/11/19

Year 8 have been snowballing their initial impressions of the poem 'Nothing's Changed' by having group discussions and joining a bigger group each time. They discussed elements of context such as the Apartheid and Tatamkhulu Afrika's biographical information https://t.co/FZmTH4vyWI

22/11/19

In Geography today, Peter was sharing his design for an earthquake proof building https://t.co/kPEIYtoL9q

22/11/19

8C preparing for their speaking assessment in Spanish today https://t.co/l2BbaDxJAa

More Able

Our inclusive ethos enables all children to be challenged in every lesson in every subject. We believe that challenge and support just as important for more able as for weaker learners. We build on prior attainment and develop mastery in order to build confidence and depth of understanding in high prior attaining students. Within this, we also recognise the need to develop and support high attainers with SEND.

How do we identify Most Able students?
At Aureus, the Most Able and Exceptionally Able students are identified using a three part process:

  1. Analysis of KS2 entry data - if a student has attained a high scaled score in either English and Mathematics or in both Literacy and Mathematics, they are identified as Most Able/High Prior Attainment;
  2. Ongoing attainment/teacher assessment - if students continue to meet and exceed attainment levels appropriate to their age;
  3. Ongoing assessment in subjects outside of the core subjects may lead to Most Able status in a particular subject.

We support the Most Able in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, the following:

In class differentiation
Our quality first teaching pledge applies to students of all abilities. It is an expectation that we will aim high with the content of our curriculum and ensure it is accessible and challenging for all. Lessons will include:    

  • Rich questioning
  • Higher order and abstract thinking (e.g. handling ambiguity and paradox)
  • Problem solving and enquiry
  • Development of advanced language skills, to include accuracy, precision and fluency
  • Independent work and self-study
  • Development of metacognition
  • Transfer of knowledge across disciplines

Extended Learning and Personal Development
With an enormous range of extended learning activities already available, there are plenty of opportunities to develop high attainers’ skills, using cross-curricular disciplines. It may be that photography requires an in depth understanding of Arts, Maths and Physics. It may be that taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival requires a high level of understanding of Literature and the physicality of Drama

Careers Education
We work with external organisations to ensure that students have a clear focus on their destination after Aureus. Professionals from local and national organisations are invited to speak to students on a Friday afternoon to explore their career pathways and explain their roles, particularly in the ‘STEAM’ subject portfolio. Each year we will create opportunities for students to visit or access Higher Education Institutions.

Provision of leadership opportunities
Students are encouraged and supported to participate a number of leadership roles. The Student Council is a position to aspire to and students have to rise to the challenge of representing the student body. Leadership roles may be offered in a range of disciplines - Sport, Design, STEAM and Languages will require different sets of skills.

Most Able Programme
The progress and development of the Most Able students is an ongoing research field at Aureus.  A carefully designed programme of assessment, intervention and evaluation enables staff to ensure that progress is on track for the Most Able. These interventions can take the form of one-to-one progress checks, the completion of a Scholars Passport and regular extra-curricular opportunities for debate and discussion.

Definitions
With the change in national context of how ability is identified, please see below an outline of agreed terminology with definitions from Ofsted.

More Able:  high attaining pupils in pupils in primary schools

Most Able/High Prior Attainment (HPA): high attaining students in secondary school - students whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations

Exceptionally Able:  students who are performing above the Most Able.  Exceptionally able pupils are those who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest academic levels.

Dual Exceptionality:  this is a term for high performing students who also have a complex additional need, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Documents

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Aureus Scholars KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download