Jonathan Scott, a Year 14 pupil from The Wallace High School, has been chosen to attend a prestigious educational residential programme for prospective Oxford and Cambridge university students.
Jonathan hopes to study Politics, Philiosophy and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford and he is one of only three Year 14 students from Northern Ireland who will be attending the latest event organised by the Villiers Park Educational Trust in October. Jonathan will be following in the footsteps of one of his peers from Year 14, Lindsey McCorry who has already attended a similar residential programme run by the trust.
Jonathan’s acceptance on to the course comes at a time when The Wallace High School is placing an increased emphasis on providing opportunities for gifted and talented pupils. The school’s special educational needs co-ordinator, Miss Heather Gracey and Mr Michael Lowry who has recently been appointed to the new role of Gifted and Talented co-ordinator are working with pupils and staff to ensure that those who have a particular academic gift or a talent that reaches beyond the classroom are given the best opportunity to meet their potential. Pupils are being encouraged to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities and programmes, and attend academic conferences as well as continuing to receive help and guidance from teaching staff.
Last modified: September 27, 2011