School Direct Partnership

Community, Compassion, Thanksgiving, Trust, Friendship & Forgiveness

OUR MISSION

WE ARE A COMMUNITY SHOWING THE LOVE OF CHRIST THROUGH FRIENDSHIP, COMPASSION AND THANKSGIVING

OUR COMMITMENT

WE SEEK OUT GIFTS AND TALENTS AND DEVELOP THEM TO THE FULL

OUR AMBITION

WE INSPIRE OUR PUPILS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC HEIGHTS OF WHICH THEY ARE CAPABLE IN A HAPPY, SAFE AND VIBRANT ENVIRONMEMNT

OUR AIM

EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE

Super Curriculum

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.

MOOCs

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!