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High Ability/Aim Higher

Students are identified as High Ability Learners in Year 7 based on their Key Stage 2 results. This is in-line with the Fischer Family Trust classification.

Students from Hyde Community College participate in the Gateway programme run by the University of Manchester. This enables students from across both key stages to take part in a series of academic enrichment and higher education activities.

Over the year, students take part in various workshops at universities across the North West. For example, Year 8 have the opportunity to take part in a Humanitarianism workshop at Manchester University; Year 9 a Journalism day hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University; in Year 10, students go on a Campus Visit to Manchester University. In addition to this, Year 10 students can take part in an Inspiration Education Event, which is over three days and based around Media, or STEM. In 2017/18 academic year, some year 9 students are taking part in The Scholars Programme, run by The Brilliant Club, which allows learners to get a taste of university-style tutorials. At the end of this, they produce a 2000-word essay, written in an academic style.

The progress of High Ability Learners is measured termly with mentoring, and intervention, available for pupils.

Please contact subject specific department lead (found on the department pages) for more detailed information on work done in individual departments.

For more information about High Ability Learners in general, please contact Miss S. Nichols.