Most able

St James continually aims to develop the curriculum for most able students by offering work to stretch and challenge and activities that enrich as well as promoting high levels of attainment and progress. In class students will be consistently challenged through discussion, academically rigorous curriculums and independent study that promotes a curiosity and love of learning.

As well as rigorous and engaging lessons our most able students at St James are offered exciting opportunities to help develop a curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, visits to Russell Group universities, independent projects and philosophy conferences are just some of the ways we raise aspirations amongst some of our most able students.

Over the past year students have participated in the following events:

  • A visit to Oxford university for a tour and presentation on admissions;
  • An extended independent project;
  • A mock election;
  • Q&A with MP Ben Bradshaw;
  • A trip to the Exeter Reach academy, including attendance at an IB taster session;
  • A debate to celebrate 100 years since woman gained the vote; and,
  • Q&A with the author Phillip Reeves.