Examples of Gifted & Talented activities at QEGS
Our A level G & T biologists are entered for the British Biology Olympiad, as run by the Royal Society for Biology. This comprises taking two, 45 minute papers in January.
"The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A-level, it allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level."
Biologists in the lower sixth are encouraged to enter the Intermediate Biology Olympiad and top scoring students will be offered the opportunity to attend an award ceremony in London. Younger G & T students (usually Y10 pupils) can enter the "Biology Challenge" competition. This involves taking an on-line examination in March and is also run by the RSB.
“Questions will be set on the school curriculum, but the competition will also reward those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural history programmes, taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.”
A proportion of our Year 11 students, including our Gifted & Talented students visit the Cavendish laboratories in September of each year for a series of presentations called Physics at work. They also spend some time in the centre of Cambridge.
A proportion of our students, including our G & T students participate in the UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) individual and team challenges.
They compete at junior, intermediate and senior levels. We also have a number of students who then go on to qualify for the British Mathematical Olympiad and also the Kangaroo challenges.
The Year 10 ‘Maths Feast’, run by the Further Maths Support Programme is an event that is always enjoyed by our most able students and this year we are hosting a Year 10 Maths Enrichment day which is open to students from local schools.
This year we are also hosting a Primary Maths Team Challenge which is open to teams from our local primary feeder schools.