- Mini EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) 21 September 2017 - The following students have taken part in a mini EPQ research project last term. The aim of this project is to write a 2,000 word essay around a topic which was chosen by the students. A mini EPQ does not give out UCAS points. However, it gave these students the opportunity to demonstrate the essential […]
- Smarter Parker Final 2017 20 March 2017 - Last Thursday, two teams of Lord Lawson students took part in the Smarter Parker final at the Mansion House in Newcastle. Our Year 7 students were asked to write and perform a 40 second advert for SUN FM prompting safer parking and reducing traffic congestion around schools and in the local neighbourhood. Our two Year […]
- The Brilliant Club at Newcastle University 08 November 2016 - The Brilliant Club was launched at Newcastle University on Friday 4th November. The day began with an overview of the Scholars Programme. Dr Natalie Day provided an insight into: University life, culture and the long term career benefits of getting a degree at Newcastle. The students were then divided into two tutor study groups. The […]
1. A More Able student at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy has a destination grade 9 in English and/or Maths. They also have a destination grade 9 in all other subjects. 2. What do we offer?
At Lord Lawson we use a range of teaching and organisational strategies to provide the best learning outcomes for all of our students including our More Able students. We aim to have a positive impact on More Able students’ lives in three key areas. (A) - Acceleration (C) - Challenge (E) - Enrichment = ACE
1. Acceleration 2. Challenge 3. Enrichment
Acceleration is used when a student is involved in a leadership programme. Selected students can participate in The Brilliant Club. This is an award-winning educational charity that exists to widen access to highly selective universities. As part of this club, students can participate in a Scholars Programme which offers students the chance to experience a challenging academic environment which promotes a culture of excellence and hard work. We offer participation in a Leadership Skills Programme supporting students’ practical learning developing leadership skills and knowledge. This compliments our core principles by actively promoting good “learning” behaviours and mutual respect through our 5 Rs (+1). It is anticipated that these students will become ambassadors for the Academy taking an active role in promoting these learning behaviours.
More Able students will be encouraged to access materials and focus on teaching and learning tasks that require higher order thinking skills including using schemas such as Bloom’s Taxonomy, Solo Taxonomy and Socratic questioning.
We offer additional opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge in a wider context. We offer a regular, varied and on-going programme of enrichment activities as a key component of our provision for More Able students. Our programme includes: Visits to universities Visits from expert speakers Enrichment days Business and/or community projects Enterprise days and events
Parents will have the opportunity to nominate their son/daughter for a new talented register. This register will contain the names of students who represent their country, county, district or area in any sporting activity. Students with a high level of musical talent or who have excelled in Drama or the Arts including Design and Technology can also participate.