Year 10 Stretch & Challenge

The Sixth Form College, Solihull has teamed up with Queensbridge School this term and recently ran a ‘stretch and challenge event’ for some of their pupils.

Queensbridge School's Year 10 Stretch & Challenge event

A group of 14 Year 10 students from the school visited the College to take part in a critical thinking activity. It involved meeting former Queensbridge School students currently at College to discuss their A level choices and university aspirations and then take part in an interactive activity.

The interactive group work centred around the theme of parental worries of children’s use of the internet and social media platforms. The students had to quickly read a number of demanding texts on different aspects of internet use, pull together the main ideas and prepare a talkshow, which was recorded in one of College’s multi-media language labs.

Languages teacher Deborah Smail-Ross, commented:

“The students rose to the challenge of the event and seemed to enjoy the interactive activities; listening back to the recordings caused a lot of amusement, but also recognition that they had completed a demanding activity in a short space of time.”

Assistant Principal Zoe Bereza added:

“It was great to be able to work with Queensbridge School in this way. Our Stretch and Challenge programme is aimed at identifying those high achieving students and helping them to stretch their potential so they can aim for the most challenging and aspirational destinations after they leave College. Starting early with Year 10 students from some of our partner schools is something we’d like to do more of in the future.”

23 November 2018