Good to Great Programme

The Good to Great Programme provides support and challenge to high ability students, with the aim of raising the number of Grade 8’s and 9’s achieved when they reach year 11. It aims to develop the cultural experiences and general knowledge needed to gain the very top grades. Students involved in the programme are allocated a mentor who meets with them in small groups. These mentors will challenge them to embark on a range of academic and cultural activities outside of curricular time.

The G2G programme aims to provide as many of these experiences as possible. The emphasis is however, on developing independence and resilience; the programme requires students to embark on these experiences independently, with fellow students on the programme or with parents.

The programme consists of:

  • A dedicated mentor to assess progress
  • University visits with a focus on Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge
  • A minimum of 1 independent cultural experience every 3 weeks
  • Targeted for instrumental tuition
  • Encourage participation in Duke of Edinburgh and Girl Guides (outside of school and in school)
  • Volunteering
  • Tracking of academic progress and impacts of the programme
  • Regular theatre, museum, gallery visits
  • Record all experiences in a cultural journal
  • Debate and critical thinking sessions