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Students encouraged to extend learning

10 November 2017

The Stretch and Challenge noticeboard in Senior School has had a makeover this term, and we want to encourage as many girls as possible to engage with the opportunities offered to extend their thinking and enhance their knowledge. As well as the ‘Enrich, Extend, Enjoy’ booklet, we advertise competitions and events, ‘Future Learn’ courses (www.futurelearn.com) and details of other websites aimed at inspiring girls to look beyond their school subjects, and challenge themselves.

www.intelligencesquared.com/video-search/

www.ted.com/talks - fascinating talks on a wide range of subjects

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ - news, views and discussion on current affairs

https://oxplore.org/ - the website for big questions!

http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/ - try the hardest logic puzzle in the world!

http://www.ronbarnette.com/Zeno/zeno.html - for logic puzzles and challenging questions.

Are you thinking of applying to a competitive University? Have a look at these websites:

http://staircase12.univ.ox.ac.uk/

http://www.myheplus.com/

In addition, I will be running an invitational Thinking Skills club in Key Stage 3, and Mr Smith is running a Politics and Philosophy discussion club for Key Stage 4. I have also introduced a monthly ‘Big Question’ to stimulate discussion. For example, last month’s question was:

We hope you will encourage your daughters to check the notice board regularly and to engage in the activies on offer.

Mrs Johnson
Head of Modern Languages
Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator

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