MAS in London Enterprise Academy
In London Enterprise Academy our More Able Students are provided with appropriately challenging provision by providing:
Routine challenge and differentiated activities for Gifted & Talented pupils during lessons, across all key stages.
Schemes of work are extended to allow our More Able Students to develop a further deep learning on the topics being covered.
Enrichment – Our MAS are provided with enrichment activities that allows them to develop a better understanding of different areas in school including medicine and engineering where there have been workshops provided to improve students understanding of these topics.
We have trips throughout the year for our MAS that provides them with the opportunity to visit and attend lectures and seminars to Russell Group Universities where students get a taste of University life speaking to students and lecturers on courses on offer. This includes University trips to Oxford, Cambridge and UCL.
Here is what one of our MAS had to say about the trip to Imperial College on November 2017
“Seven students from Y10 were chosen to go to Imperial College, for the whole day, on Friday the 17th of November. It was amazing! We got the opportunity to take part in two lectures in the first half of the day. The first was about Physics- Electrons and Light, and it was delivered to us by a very famous and experienced Imperial College professor. On the other hand, our second lecture was about biology- Arteries in a Chip, and this was delivered to us by a PHD student, who was researching on this topic. There were other students from other schools who participated in this event as well.
We spent the last half of our day exploring the college and then exploring the different exhibitions that were set up for schools. We had a great time having a look at the latest technologies that were being researched to identify tumour cells in the body; we also did numerous experiments and learnt about robotics and engineering.
Overall, it was very educational and informative and I would go again if I could. We got a taste of university and what it university life would be like.” (Zerin Islam, Year 10)
Our MAS students are entered for MENSA, the high IQ society where many of our MAS are in the top 2% in the country. Every year we hear how the university selection process is getting harder and how much tougher it is for young people entering the jobs market.
Many employers and institutions are now looking at additional methods to differentiate between candidates. A proven high IQ from a MENSA Supervised IQ Test not only stands out on CVs and UCAS application forms it can be a great confidence boost for young people. Those who score within the top two percent of the population will be given the opportunity to join Mensa, the High IQ Society.
The society's official objectives are:
- to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its member
- to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity
- to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence
The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top two per cent of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.
Each year, the school is able to encourage a number of our students to join MENSA and as a result they are exposed to real stretch and challenge.