Most Able and Talented

Clacton County High School has a well established 'Most Able and Talented' programme that offers our most able students a curriculum that supports their strengths in the classroom and through a wide variety of enrichment activities.
Master classes are offered throughout the academic year to our Primary School Partners so that the long-term success of our students is developed at an early stage and continued when they join the school. Everyday teaching provides opportunities for our most able youngsters to develop breadth and depth within their education. The work of our most able students is celebrated throughout the school; the Clouds Gallery, sculptures on the school premises, visual media via our digital display screens, public exhibitions, frequent Drama and Music productions. We have developed close links with the Jack Petchy Foundation and through workshops in the school, our most able students are ambassadors, representing CCHS at public events hosted at the school and at national speaking competitions. Our most able students lead the way in the school in supporting success and achievement.

Up & Coming Activities

• STEM VEX Robot Club runs every Thursday in Room A12 from 3:10-4:00pm. Open to students in Years 7 to 9.

• In English we organise Able & Talented Creative Writing Workshops at the Wallace Collection Gallery in London.

STEM

Whether your interest lies in science, technology, engineering or math there is something for everyone.  For up to date information about STEM residentials and courses visit www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk  

** STOP PRESS **
The Smallpeice Trust have recently released their out-of-classroom courses for 2017. We actively encourage the parents of any student who is immersing themselves in the STEM subjects to consider any of the advertised courses.
Year 8 & 9 Smallpeice Trust 'Out-of-Classroom' Courses 2017 - FOLLOW THE LINK
Year 10 to 12 Smallpeice Trust 'Out-of-Classroom' Courses 2017 - FOLLOW THE LINK

For an overview of all the courses available (including all of the above) - FOLLOW THE LINK

Physics

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - www.nasa.gov
National Geographic - www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
Kids Try Science - www.tryscience.org/kids
Enriching Mathematics - University of Cambridge - www.nrich.maths.org
How Stuff Works - www.howstuffworks.com

Biology

Royal Society of Biology - www.rsb.org.uk
Institute for Brain & Behaviour - Henry Kitchener Essay Competition - www.ifbb.org.uk/henry-kitchener-prize

Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org

English / Dance / Drama

Royal Shakespeare Company - www.rsc.org.uk

Languages - French & Spanish Newspapers online

Le Monde for French students - www.lemonde.fr
Le Figaro for French students - www.lefigaro.fr
El País for students of Spanish - elpais.com

The vision for CCHS is one where Every Child Matters and that our statement of "Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations" is fully supported throughout our students’ educational experience. Providing for the Most Able and Talented learners is a matter of equity and we offer, as with all other pupils, an education that is suited to their needs and abilities, to allow them to fulfil their true potential.