Year 9 Gifted and Talented - Extended Projects Presentation Evening

On Thursday 21 October 2010 the College held a Presentation Evening of research undertaken by 13 Year 9 students highlighted as Gifted and Talented at Arthur Mellows Village College.
The students were: Maia Reid, Connor Vintiner, Isaac Seekings, Isaak Brown, Bethanie Woods, Joseph Carter, Lydia Jordan, Nicola Evans-Reid, Daisy Pickup, Lewis Macinnes, Nadia McKnight, Charlotte Morris and Abbie Holley
The focus group worked on an ‘Extended Project’ investigating and researching a hypothesis of their choice.  This was run following a similar format that is delivered to the Sixth Form, equivalent to half an A Level.
The focus of this project was to allow our high achieving students to develop valuable presentation skills, particularly:

  • Planning and writing their presentations
  • Using visual aids effectively
  • Overcoming presentation nerves and speaking aloud
  • Delivering their presentations confidently
  • Answering questions from a panel competently
  • As important as the above, that this process allowed parents to engage and support their son/daughter

Our objective was to prepare students for degree-level studies and for the world of work by allowing them to develop skills whilst pursuing their interests and investigating topics in more depth. Their projects were all relevant to educational or career aspirations and will support students when they are applying for competitive courses at top universities.
The evening was a huge success and thanks should go to the Governors, staff and parents who supported the event.

Miss R Lee/Mr A Jones