At Rosebery we are committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to realise their potential. We look to provide effective learning opportunities across the curriculum for all learners and this includes strategies and opportunities that challenge.
Prior High Attainers (PHA)
Identification PHA students are identified on entry into the school. There are two categories of PHA classification and they are as follows:
PHA Level 1 – Students in this group are identified as being overall Prior High Attainers through RAISEonline (external, fixed data). Identification at KS3 and KS4 is based on KS2 scaled score, with the top 10% of the cohort being defined as PHA Level 1. At KS5, students are identified based on GCSE results and data from the L3VA (external, fixed data). PHA Level 2 – Students in this group are identified as being within the top 10% of students achieving in a particular subject. Each department has subject-appropriate identification procedures. PHA Level 2 registers are updated annually.
The classroom is the main focus of stretch and challenge for all at Rosebery, students are exposed to a wide range of stretch and challenge strategies in the classroom which aim to develop higher order thinking skills. Some examples of the ways students may be challenged in lessons are:
• Differentiated lesson outcomes which encompass stretch and challenge for the most able.
• Learning activities with varied starting points which acknowledge prior attainment.
• The use of students as experts or examiners in lessons.
• Individualised target setting
• Classroom displays with challenging tasks and examples of outstanding graded work.
• Tasks and questioning that encourage evaluation, synthesis and analysis.
• Peer teaching
• Assistance with higher mark band criteria for GCSE and A Level.
• Wider reading of subject-specific literature e.g. newspapers, journals and novels.
• Independent learning project booklets.
• Lead roles in discussion and group work.
• Independent research.
Provision Outside the Classroom
Provision outside the classroom At Rosebery we pride ourselves on the range and number of optional activities that take place beyond the classroom. These include clubs as well as excursions and school trips. Many of the activities and clubs listed are open to all students but would be particularly beneficial for PHA students. A small number of activities are run on an invitation basis. Provision at home and in the wider community
Each subject area has compiled a list of suggestions, resources, events and organisations which may be of interest to PHA students. This is available in PDF format below. Suggestions for Stretch and Challenge