English Accelerated Pupil Programme KS3-4
Love English and want to challenge yourself? Welcome to the Accelerated Pupil Programme!
A few APP facts:
This should be fun! It is NOT intended as extra homework!
You should complete activities as and when you have the time.
You are not expected to complete every activity on the list. Pick and choose the ones that interest you, or the ones you would like to learn more about.
You will receive achievement points for each activity you complete.
At the end of each term we will award a prize for the student who has shown the most dedication and effort in each year group.
Be creative: you have the freedom to create new or personalise existing tasks so that they fully interest you. Feel free to talk through any ideas with your teacher or Miss Barnes
How to use the log:
When you complete an activity from the list, record what you have done in your log. You will then need to show your English teacher, who will sign off your work and award your achievement points. You will need to show some kind of evidence of completion so that this can be done.
Ideas for showing evidence include:
Bring in a photo of your work on your phone.
Email a picture or attachment to your teacher.
Bring your work into school.
Write a review of a book you have read or a place you have visited etc.
Make sure a parent/guardian signs your log for each activity you complete.
More and Most Able Scheme
The Accelerated Pupil Programme is a scheme launched by the English Department. It is especially aimed at our high achievers. The aim of the programme is to challenge and inspire students in their learning, whilst allowing them to creatively explore their talent in a more imaginative and enjoyable way.
Students who are taking part in the programme will find activities especially designed for their year group in the programmes below.
iPads at Heathside
We have recently invested as iPads as a learning tool, after a trial period with a bank of devices.
iPads can be booked by our Staff to use in lessons, and each device is equipped with a selection of essential educational apps that enable our Students to participate in class activities that were previously impossible.
They have been very well received, and Staff have adopted them well. We are now planning on expanding our fleet to further benefit our Students,
We are extremely proud of our SEN Department at Heathside, which aims to ensure children with learning difficulties are given the best opportunities.
We cater for a wide range of educational needs for all Students. The Learning Support Department at Heathside co-ordinates provision for students with additional needs and special educational needs.
More information on our SEN Department can be found here.