Academic Success and Umbrella Programme
AT FINBOROUGH OUR STUDENTS MAKE EXCELLENT PROGRESS AND ACHIEVE GREAT ACADEMIC SUCCESS AT EACH STAGE OF THE SCHOOL, CULMINATING IN EXCELLENT EXAMINATION OUTCOMES AND ULTIMATELY PLACES AT THEIR FIRST CHOICE UNIVERSITIES.
High academic achievement and exceptional progress are the result of strong positive character driving great ‘Learnability’, excellent teaching and an unrelenting focus of the best support for every one of our Students across all stages of the school.
At the culmination of our approach our senior Students achieve excellent results at GCSE and A level propelling them all onto their first choice university. They have laid a rock solid foundation at Finborough both academically and through the development of character with the ‘Seven Habits’ and a deeply established ‘better never stops’ mindset.
Our unique ‘Learnability’ approach develops and harnesses character enabling the best possible independently driven academic achievement and progress. This means students have the engine for all the success and challenges they will experience as their wonderful lives unfurl.
We are confident the tremendous start they have enjoyed at Finborough will be a cornerstone of their future success.
We are all incredibly proud of a wonderful group of young people who richly deserve their excellent examination outcomes. This is also a tremendous affirmation of academic standards at Finborough, both with respect to progress and achievement of the highest possible grades.
Such achievement is testament to the incredible hard work of our teaching staff, to whom I am hugely grateful; their universal diligence and belief in our children is just fantastic.
FINBOROUGH ADVANCED PROGRAMME
For our Students who show a natural proclivity and aptitude for academic and creative thinking we have our ground-breaking ‘Umbrella Programme’. The Programme builds on the foundations laid with our most able across Pre-Prep and Prep, challenging those in the Senior School to deeply explore their intellectual and creative talents.
The objective is not to accelerate able students by giving them more curriculum lessons; our differentiated approach means all children are challenged so such additional input is not needed. Instead, we inspire a selected group of able students to think beyond the norm, to challenge them creatively, ethically and philosophically. This is achieved through literature and experiences designed to enthuse and enthral.
Whether they are elucidating the molecular properties of a vat of custard you can stand on, considering the societal denigration captured in William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’ or writing and delivering a powerful and provocative speech, the challenges are diverse and engaging.
Students with such academic talents will progress to the best universities and courses including Oxbridge, achieving places because of their stand out character and ability to think differently as they see a world of possibilities and boundless opportunity to be their best.
At Finborough we believe that our most able need to get uninhibitedly excited about their capabilities through experiences which cause them to question, and problem solve at a conceptual creative level. Inspiring great young minds to establish a lifelong propensity for discovery and finding solutions, as they become the innovators of the future.
Mr Steven T. Clark