Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School

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At Bradley Stoke Community School we believe that people are not innately gifted or talented and that effort is a key characteristic of being a high achiever. In accordance with this thinking, we have adjusted our terminology, and we now use the terms ‘High Starters’ and ‘Aspire’ as opposed to the term ‘Gifted and Talented’. This reflects our belief that by adopting a growth mind-set, a student may improve and develop their abilities.

 

‘High Starters’ captures the fact that some students are performing at a level over and above their age-related peers in certain areas, but that this situation is flexible. We believe resilience and purposeful targeted effort using specific feedback, is a key characteristic of being a high achiever .

 

BSCS Aspire Scholarship Website 2016  

Letter to Parents - November 2016

Presentation to Students - November 2016

  

The ASPIRE Scholarship

 

Due to  high CAT scores, students have been identified and selected to be part of the ASPIRE Scholarship. The scholarship is aimed at more able students demonstrating a high CAT score above 115, and showing clear interests and achievements in and outside of school. This is an award programme and as such they will graduate each year with a certificate and award.

 

The ASPIRE Scholarship Passport

Your ASPIRE Scholarship passport is your evidence book. This is your book to express your achievements, hobbies and interests and show us your potential. Look after your passport as these will be monitored fortnightly and will be taken in as evidence of your achievement prior to graduation at the end of the academic year. But it is your passport, so please express yourself however you would like when completing your tasks and be creative on how you evidence activities and achievements, it’s not about writing essays.

 

The ASPIRE Scholarship Challenge

You are challenged with collecting at least 35 points to graduate. These 35 points are collected for evidencing activities and achievements in, around and outside of school. Points will be awarded for evidenced activity logs as follows:

 

1 Point – Outside hobbies or interest. This can be anything from a film or theatre review, to a sporting achievement or musical award, days out, weekends away etc.

2 Points – Community Impact. These are activities that in some way benefit the community you are in as well as yourself. This could include scout awards for helping the community, first aid awards, community charity events etc.

3 Points – Subject activities. These can be collected by asking subject staff

 

The ASPIRE Scholarship Requirements

The requirements of the scholarship are:

  • Put as much in to it as you can, you will only get out what you put it.
  • Complete your log and be creative.
  • Attend a fortnightly meeting for an activity check, this will be where we check your passport and add up cumulative scores.

Y7 Monday F28 2:45

Y8 Tuesday G44 2:45

Y9 Thursday F48 2:45

  • Ask if you are unsure, or if you want ideas or help.
  • Keep your passport safe and well presented.
  • HAVE FUN.

 

Mr Marshall                                                  Mrs Swanepoel

Raising Standards Leader: Yr9              Raising Standards Leader: Yr8

(Gold Award)                                               (Silver Award)

 

Mrs Wolstenholme

Raising Standards Leader: Yr7

(Bronze Award)