At Archbishop Blanch, we want to give students every opportunity to develop a love of learning and passion for subjects, not only in school but beyond too.
The Super Curriculum supports students by providing them with a range of suggested activities that take their knowledge, skills and curiosity further. These activities can take many forms including individual reading, watching videos online, listening to podcasts, attending lectures or seminars, visiting museums or entering academic competitions. Each subject in school has their own Super Curriculum and a set of activities. These are not the limit, there are many more out there for you to explore.
In the future, employers or universities will be interested to hear about what super curricular activities you have engaged in and you can impress with your extra knowledge and your initiative. Giving you an opportunity to develop your abilities in the subject(s) you love, you’ll also become more independent, more resilient and more ambitious for your future aspirations.
The Brilliant Club
Some Year 9 and 10 students have recently joined The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme which will allow them to experience university style learning this term. Two tutors from local universities deliver tutorials on a wider subject they study as a PHD and students will complete a university level project and be graded using their criteria. Students will have the opportunity to learn about university life and will attend a graduation ceremony.
As previously shared in 6th form, many universities run Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs), some for free. You have the chance to sign up for a taste of what university education may be like!
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area