Most Able Pathway Seminar 2019
May 15th saw the return of our annual Stretch and Challenge Pathway Seminar. Over 150 of our highest academic achievers met to hear from a range of speakers about their potential pathway through formal education and academia. They learned about: the UK’s top universities; the challenges and opportunities of getting there; the changing job market; ways of thinking differently and how this should be celebrated; where to find and how to make the most of opportunity; and of course, the study habits that often characterise the most successful students.
With such a packed agenda, it was a full morning and the students might have been forgiven for flagging a little, but they were engaged and attentive throughout, taking notes independently and reflecting on their own ambitions, both professional and academic. This is exactly the kind of aspiration that we are delighted to promote, and students have responded in their feedback with, above all, statements that it has made them think carefully about how they plan to attain their own hopes for the future. We hope to see these students making that dream a reality in their years to come at Bishop Justus.
Parent Conference 2018
We welcomed a host of parents to our inaugural Stretch & Challenge Parent Conference. Items on the agenda included how to develop reading at home, independent revision techniques, learning beyond the classroom, and what opportunities there are beyond A-level.
Parents and teachers shared ideas throughout the evening, and we finished with a vibrant Q&A session showing just how much passion there is for the topics addressed. The feedback kindly provided by all those who attended showed that this evening was well-received, and Bishop Justus teachers and parents will doubtless continue with this event in 2018-19. We take pleasure in attaching the presentation as requested, and it can be found here for the next two weeks.
Most Able Pathway Seminar 2018
Our Most Able Pathway Seminar was a great success this year – inviting all of our most academically able students from across the school to a morning session where we explored how our actions now can create opportunities in the future. We talked about target grades and expectations, how similar students fare nationally and what universities they go to, what the top universities can offer and what the learning experience is like. Crucially, we identified some key study habits which should help us to have the choice to get there. The students really enjoyed the session, and this will be an annual fixture in our calendar.