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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

The aims of the Grammar Stream

Our key aims do not just include promoting academic success, but also encompass the development of the whole person.

The Grammar Stream will, in addition to the high quality teaching and learning provided to all students, offer the following tailored experience:

Opportunities to develop a growth mindset in order to overcome challenges and reach potential

Guidance to overcome academic barriers

Support in identifying problems and generating solutions

Development of metacognition study skills

Aspirational careers advice

Guided access to the Unifrog careers library

Direction in setting concrete goals and aspirations

Support in recognising and developing the specific skills and personal attributes they require to be successful in their chosen careers

An enriched academic curriculum with access to external courses

Access to the Foundation Project Qualification in KS3 and Higher Project Qualification in KS4

Guidance and support in accessing and using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Opportunities to pursue facilitating experiences, for example the Duke of Edinburgh award

Personalised mentoring

Regular feedback to parents from mentors on a half termly basis

Liaison between mentors and subject teachers to discuss progress and next steps

Support for the students’ emotional, social and mental wellbeing

An enhanced and rigorous curriculum

A GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language as a subject sought after by Higher Education Institutions

The opportunity to take separate sciences (triple) at GCSE rather than Combined Science: Trilogy (double award)

A seamless consistency between GCSE and A-level experiences

After school enrichment

Opportunities to access a versatile and challenging enrichment programme

Tailored enrichment activities such as Debating Society, STEAM group (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths)

Encouragement to learn to play a musical instrument

Bespoke guest speaker experiences

Opportunity for students to attend guest speaker events tailored to their interests and goals

STEAM guest speakers to promote careers in these aspirational fields of employment

Transition projects

STEAM projects which will challenge the creative and problem solving nature of students

Summer holiday home learning tasks and projects


  • University of Bournemouth
  • Arts University
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Diocese of Winchester
  • Teach First
  • University of Exeter
  • The University of Winchester
  • Ambitions
  • Southampton University
  • Bath Spa University