High Achievers & Talented

South Molton Community College is committed to nurturing the talents of every individual. We recognise that students may be gifted in a wide range of subjects (High Achievers) or in one particular area such as music, sports or performing arts (Talented students). By identifying, providing for and monitoring H.A.T. students, we will help to ensure all individuals meet their potential.

Staff at South Molton Community College endeavour to incorporate meaningful extension activities and resources for H.A.T. students, both within the curriculum and in the form of enrichment opportunities that take place outside of lesson time. Details of these opportunities can be found here on our website, and your son or daughter will be informed of such occasions throughout the academic year.

Talented Student Nomination Form

The Brilliant Club
Named after it’s students, the Brilliant Club is a charity that places PhD tutors in schools to lead a course on a ‘super-curricular’ topic. Pupils complete a university-style assignment at a key stage above their own, and are graded ‘1st class, 2:1, 2:2’ etc. Students are invited to attend a launch and graduation trip to two different Russell Group Universities.

Higher Project Qualification
All students have the opportunity to take an additional ‘project’ qualification (GCSE level) on the topic of their choice. Emphasis is placed on independent learning and research. HAT students are encouraged to apply and choose a title outside of the regular curriculum.

Women in STEM event- Petroc, Barnstaple.
This is an opportunity to meet positive female role models working to transform some of the misconceptions that the public, young girls, their teachers and parents have about who becomes a Scientist, Technologist, Engineer or Mathematician.

Academic Summer Schools
The Debate Chamber Summer Schools offer students age 11-18 the opportunity to find out more about some fascinating subjects, prepare for university applications, meet like-minded peers and get to grips with some tough intellectual challenges. Content will be pitched at a level above the one at which you currently study, therefore are suitable for High Achieving students and those who want to stretch themselves academically. Summer schools are non-residential and are in London. Full and partial bursaries are available. Please do click the link below for more information.



Useful links

IGGY portal ›

If you are a former student Click here to visit out Alumni Page ›

The Brilliant Club – LINK (http://www.thebrilliantclub.org/)

Higher Project Qualification LINK (http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/PQ2-7992)


Useful links
IGGY portal ›

If you are a former student Click here to visit out Alumni Page ›

FAQs and points of contact

Our Pupil Champion for H.A.T. students is Mrs Kayleigh Allin.
For further information email Mrs Allin on kallin@smcc.devon.sch.uk ›