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Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School

Higher Achieving Pupils

We are proud of the many ‘Higher Achieving Pupils (HAP) students at Woodbridge.

Woodbridge has a growing number of alumni who have gone on to impressive academic and professional futures. 

Higher Achieving Pupils are identified in Year 7 using a number of criteria: CATS scores, academic attainment and aptitude, outstanding ability and performance (e.g. sport, music, drama) and teacher input. Once identified, students are encouraged to stretch and further their abilities through a variety of activities and opportunities.

Challenge is provided in every lesson. Teachers provide more material and ask more of HAP students; support them less; ask them to lead groups and present first, to the standards required by the next key stage of learning. This is the established ‘More Less First Finest’ method at Woodbridge. In addition, they are asked to use higher order thinking skills: to provide evidence for their ideas, make links and tackle open- ended tasks.

Every year, we run a programme of additional lessons, where students are proactive in tailor- made projects. They develop the skills and build a peer group with these aspirations in common.

The Heads of Department look at student progress throughout the year. As students progress and begin to develop a ‘heart’ subject, teachers and students act as mentors and specialists to support those with the interest and aptitude to aspire to places at Russell Group Universities and other Centres of Excellence. Events, trips and visiting speakers are arranged once in each year of our HAP Programme.

When any pupil shows signs of being HAP we will do whatever we can to make sure they don’t miss out on opportunities to thrive. 

Please click below for the Woodbridge High School HAP Application Forms.

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** Deadline has passed for this academic school year