Our AG&T Philosophy and Aims
Our AG&T Philosophy and Aims
Edmonton County School has high expectations of all of its students. We recognise that attainment is not fixed and that all of our students should be encouraged, through a “no limits” philosophy, to reach their potential.
- Students with particular gifts and talents must be recognised and helped to reach their full potential – intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, socially and physically.
- We are working to provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment for all, which offers the opportunities for students to shine and develop an enthusiasm for lifelong learning, from which they might achieve further in higher education, and go on to become “the political, commercial and professional leaders of tomorrow” (Ofsted ref 130118 – The Most Able Students – page 4)
- Identification of the particular gifts and talents of students allows us to target opportunities wisely. However, provision is not targeted at a small percentage of students who are outstanding in all areas, but includes a much larger group of children who have particular strengths and/or interests in specific areas. We aim to maximise opportunities for all members of our community.
- We do not intend to neglect the needs and interests of less able students. Enriching lessons and activities to target the AG&T cohort may also raise expectations more generally and so benefits all students.
- We aim to celebrate achievement and create an ethos where it is okay to be bright and enthusiastic.
- All students with identified gifts and talents in particular subjects should achieve at least their Target Grades in those subjects and preferably their Challenge Grades.
Our AG&T Policy can be found by clicking on the link above.
Subject-specific Provision Statements
Students must take responsibility for their own learning and take the initiative, where possible. Students should follow the links above to access the wider reading materials, web-based resources and extended challenge tasks to challenge their thinking and skills beyond the classroom.
The ECS Subject specific provision statement booklet can be found above.
Each year ECS enter approximately 28 Year 9 students onto The Scholars Programme – The Brilliant Club.
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with comprehensive schools.
Watch the Scholars Programme video
UK Mathematics Trust UKMT
Each year ECS enter students to compete in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenges through the UK Mathematics Trust.
The enrichment activities aim to promote teamwork and communication skills, encourage a love of problem solving and helps advance the education of young people in mathematics.
|Junior Mathematical Challenge||
The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice Challenge.
By tackling challenging and sometimes intriguing problems and reflecting on alternative strategies, students gain useful insights that can extend the bounds of their individual mathematical capability.
|Intermediate Mathematical Challenge||
The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice Challenge.It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
|Senior Mathematical Challenge||
The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice Challenge.
The Senior Challenge is aimed at all students studying mathematics for AS and A Levels.
The problems on the Senior Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think. Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.