Talented? Or Need Support?
to enable every pupil to access our broad curriculum so that they
full potential during their time in the school and become independent
learners. Pupils at BCS benefit enormously from small classes and individual
but some pupils may require extra support throughout their education
for short periods, such as before public examinations.
The Head of Personalised Learning oversees the work of specialist teachers,
one-to-one coaching to those with learning difficulties and those for
English is not their first language.
All pupils at BCS are seen as ‘Gifted and Talented’ in their own area. The aim of the school is provide as many ‘collisions with opportunity’ as possible so that the pupils can discover their talent/s. The school does maintain a Gifted and Talented Register which ensures that all pupils are identified and challenged in their field of excellence. Those who are gifted in sport, music, art and performing arts will have specialised programmes of study.
students from overseas sit a placement test to determine their level of
English. All pupils who enter the school in Y7 and 8 are screened for
as a matter of course. A few may require further investigation so that
individual needs can be more clearly identified with appropriate
in place to support them. Assessments are also carried out to determine
Access Arrangements can be granted in public examinations.
boarders joining the Sixth Form may benefit from joining our 3-year
programme, which includes a preparatory Foundation year that focuses on
skills and English language.
guidance is given to pupils about personal organisation, study
skills and revision techniques. The dedicated Learning Support staff
closely with their departmental colleagues to exchange information and
so that all students at BCS feel supported and nurtured.
small number of students have other physical or educational
difficulties, such as dyspraxia or chronic asthma: the BCS pastoral
medical supervision are well geared to identifying and coping with their needs.