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17/04/24

Tickets now available from Mr Ali at £40 each. pic.twitter.com/tHscGp8mK0

16/04/24

The students and staff had a fantastic day and made significant progress. Thank you very much to the team and look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks. https://t.co/lhqX96xgpM

16/04/24

Graham from Humanutopia working with our Yr9s today.Humanutopia: Our life-changing programmes are aimed at improving the mental health & wellbeing of all participants by empowering them to make positive changes in their life. pic.twitter.com/Yc7QHDDWl6

16/04/24

Our Yr 9s are taking part in a drop-down day today with Humanutopia. Their life-changing programmes are aimed at improving the mental health & wellbeing of all participants by empowering them to make positive changes in their life. pic.twitter.com/24Xb6JZPFq

15/04/24

We look forward to welcoming you to our Revision Evening today at 5.00pm in the Main Hall. Mr Ali will be sharing strategies on how to effectively revise and support your child/ren with their revision.No need to sign up, just turn up! Your child is more than welcome too! pic.twitter.com/C8EEHrCSsJ

14/04/24

To all the students and staff . These students will change the world one day, and the staff around them are part of that journey! As we head into term 5 (and the dreaded exam season) remember this… oh and don’t forget to set your alarm ⏰ pic.twitter.com/xg3HbKcgSA

13/04/24

Cannot wait to welcome to next week. Having first worked with them over 10 years ago and more recently last academic year. I know our school community will be blown away. https://t.co/jXvoMjKKnz

13/04/24

When you’re just checking off your emails before the return to school and you catch this one to a member of staff from a parent. Thank you to all the staff who go above and beyond for our students, and to the parents who remember to let the staff know 🥰 pic.twitter.com/OzTcsAfC6P

08/04/24

A great article about our Human Library https://t.co/tPbvVGhq3l

08/04/24

Read about our human library in the herald series. It was a fantastic event for our students. Thank you to all the professionals who came to talk about their jobs https://t.co/OMEI3NoyS5 pic.twitter.com/nkAjan0JHK

28/03/24

What an absolutely fantastic evening! Each and every one of you did proud this evening. Have a restful break, knowing how amazing you are! pic.twitter.com/rjY7fk2EaZ

28/03/24

What an absolutely fantastic evening! Each and every one of you did proud this evening. Have a restful break, knowing how amazing you are! pic.twitter.com/rjY7fk2EaZ

28/03/24

We’re pleased to announce our very own Miss King has been shortlisted for Teacher of the Year award. pic.twitter.com/EZxpxylcjS

28/03/24

I will never get bored of whole school assemblies. What a fantastic end to the term. Now for wrapping up a few emails and meetings before the show this evening. pic.twitter.com/YoDlrLA6Mf

28/03/24

I will never get bored of whole school assemblies. What a fantastic end to the term. Now for wrapping up a few emails and meetings before the show this evening. pic.twitter.com/YoDlrLA6Mf

28/03/24

This term's edition of The Golden Rule is now available on our website:https://t.co/8B6f1kbGJy pic.twitter.com/tFsnhq92iF

28/03/24

It's Showtime!Don't miss out on what is set to be a fantastic showcase of our students' continuous hard work. https://t.co/cbFgeAI3f9... pic.twitter.com/gyh7NoSKFU

27/03/24

Such a lovely afternoon presenting for their some brilliant quick and effective T and L strategies to go away with and start using tomorrow! Well done and Sam 4 organising. Was proud to represent with 5 tips in 5mins:) pic.twitter.com/zyxGvszov3

27/03/24

Such a lovely afternoon presenting for their some brilliant quick and effective T and L strategies to go away with and start using tomorrow! Well done and Sam 4 organising. Was proud to represent with 5 tips in 5mins:) pic.twitter.com/zyxGvszov3

27/03/24

There's still time to buy tickets for our Creative & Expressive Arts Showcase at Cornerstone tomorrow evening at 7pm. Don't miss out! https://t.co/2XlfNuWSnU pic.twitter.com/NTCvZpAvDc

Super Curricular

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Aureus School runs a Super Curricular programme to support individuals to stretch, enhance and push themselves towards their ambitious career and life goals. We believe that our students have specific strengths to develop and where these are exceptional, they should be fostered and encouraged in special ways. Our Super Curricular provision includes personalised trips and visits and entry to national competitions and events. An example of such programmes includes the renowned The Brilliant Club. This is where students on this programme are provided with tutoring from PHD students, work on an extended project qualification and visit Russell Group universities to raise awareness of future possibilities. Aureus School will also continue to enter The Magistrates’ Mock Trial competition, GLF Debating Competition and highlight and signpost events and competitions across the UK. Our lessons also provide a scholars’ task to ensure stretch and challenge is embedded into all lessons. Teachers aim for all students to be guided and supported into extending their learning beyond the specifications of their courses. A bespoke programme of visits is also offered for our students to enrich their learning experiences. and a forum for Parents and Carers to engage with the Super Curricular Lead, thus working together to nurture all children’s full potential.

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Here, you'll find a treasure trove of exciting opportunities, from thrilling competitions to thought-provoking lectures, all carefully curated by our enthusiastic teachers.

How do we identify Super Curriculur students?

At  Aureus, the More Able are identified using a mixture of this process:

  1. Completion of our internal Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) and/or GL Assessments in English and Mathematics
  2. Analysis of KS2 entry data - if a student has attained a high scaled score in English and Mathematics they are identified as More Able/High Prior Attainers
  3. Ongoing attainment/teacher assessment - if students continue to exceed attainment levels appropriate to their age
  4. Ongoing assessment in subjects outside of the core subjects may lead to More Able status in a particular subject

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We support the Super Curriculur in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, the following:

In class differentiation/personalisation
Our quality first teaching pledge applies to students of all abilities. It is an expectation that we will aim high with the content of our curriculum and ensure it is accessible and challenging for all. Lessons will include:

  • Variety of questioning
  • Providing relevant, engaging, learning opportunities and interesting stimuli
  • Higher order and abstract thinking (e.g. handling ambiguity and paradox)
  • Problem solving and enquiry
  • Tier 3 vocabulary explicitly taught and high quality oracy modelled and applied
  • Independent work and self-study
  • Development of metacognitive practices
  • Transfer of knowledge across disciplines
  • Challenge options are flagged up to students using the challenge symbol
  • High quality feedback focused on how to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Reading Lists
  • Signposting opportunities for students to develop their knowledge further through independent study

Extended Learning and Personal Development
With an enormous range of extended learning activities already available, there are plenty of opportunities to develop high prior attainers’ skills, using cross-curricular disciplines.

The link below will take you to a collection of enrichment events, intriguing articles, and updated information that's sure to inspire your interests.

New Enrichment & Outreach Opportunities

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Have an event or competition in mind that you think we should include? Don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Ali at a.ali@aureusschool.org. Your suggestions are always welcome!

Let's dive into a world of discovery together!

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Careers Education
We work with external organisations to ensure that students have a clear focus on their destination after Aureus. Professionals from local and national organisations are invited to speak to students in assemblies to explore their career pathways and explain their roles, particularly in the ‘STEAM’ subject portfolio. Each year we will create opportunities for students to visit or access Higher Education Institutions.

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Provision of leadership opportunities
Students are encouraged and supported to participate a number of leadership roles. The Student Council is a position to aspire to and students have to rise to the challenge of representing the student body. Leadership roles may be offered in a range of disciplines - Sport, Design, STEAM and Languages will require different sets of skills.

Our future Politicians Take a Trip to Parliament

GCSE Students Visit the Sociology Department at Oxford University

Brilliant Students Graduate with Brilliant Results!

Rutherford Appleton Labs