Most Able & Differentiation
Wednesfield High will be launching a Mastery Academy in September 2016, offering greater learning opportunities and unique experiences.
The Mastery Academy supports high achieving students and those who wish to push themselves beyond the usual school curriculum, and encourages students to aspire to higher education from an early age. There is particular focus on the leading educational institutions, and we work closely with Wolverhampton University to create a high quality learning experience that mirrors the diversity and challenges offered within our Academy.
As part of the Mastery Academy ‘super-curriculum’, students study out of hours sessions that focus on topics which are supported by experts in each of the fields. The areas studied include engineering, astronomy and forensics. They are carried through hands-on activities, as well as visiting university campuses and seeing these subjects in action.
This programme of study also includes thinking skills lessons, and allows students to gain further qualifications that sit alongside their GCSEs.
Entry to the Mastery Academy is open to all new entrants in Year 7, but applicants must exhibit several qualities:
- Intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.
- A commitment to excellence and high standards.
- Ambition and drive to aspire to good universities and professions.
- A willingness to be involved in our extra-curricular programme.
- Pride in achieving well, but not becoming boastful and respecting the achievements of others.
- High achievement at the end of Key Stage 2.
Subject specific provision for the mastery academy can be found by clicking the links below:
We all know that reading is an important part of our goal to help the, more able student see reading as enjoyable and useful. As an academy, we want to encourage your son/daughter to read and we want to assist your family in selecting books that promote higher order thinking.