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High Starters

We offer a very wide range of courses at Sandringham and through our 14-19 partnership with Beaumont and Verulam Schools; this motivates young people and provides them with a very personalised learning experience.

We polish our curriculum by setting in a number of subjects to deliver appropriate challenge to students of all abilities, and also teach some subjects in single sex groupings where we have found both girls and boys perform even better than when working together. This gives us the best of both worlds and offers an excellent blend of learning environments to suit everyone.

Our ‘More Able Students’ programme provides a rich and challenging extension to the curriculum for students with particular strengths, whilst those students with learning difficulties are nurtured so they too can fulfil their potential.

The More Able Students programme stretches across the Key Stages. Students in Key Stage 3 are stretched with cross-curricular project work that develops team-working, research and presentation skills (the 2013-2014 project was an investigation into the impacts of Typhoon Haiyan). Students can also opt into learning beyond the core curriculum, such as studying Latin.

Students are encouraged to develop their independent learning skills via the Extended Project Qualification at GCSE and A-Level. The EPQ is a valued qualification that allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product.

We encourage our students to aim high and support them in their application to competitive universities such as Oxford Cambridge and the Russell Group. Students are given tailored support during the application and interview stages by experienced members of staff who know what university admissions tutors are seeking in a competitive selection process.