020 8590 2245

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Challenge Yourself

How can you challenge yourself?

The Most Able programme is designed to stretch and challenge you so you can make the best progress possible whilst at Oaks Park! This can take many forms:

  • Different activities/challenges in the classroom
  • Finding ways to challenge yourself outside of the classroom
  • Taking part in extra opportunities outside the classroom.
Groundworks 1

Groundworks Geography Workshop

In December, the charity Groundworks came in to work with some of our top geographers in Years 8 & 9. A great group of students learned all about sustainable cities and had the opportunity to design their own.

Groundworks 2

The Brilliant Club

In year 10 a select group of Most Able students are offered the opportunity to study with a university tutor and complete a project based on university style learning. This is a great programme involving weekly sessions with a university tutor, two visits to top universities including a graduation ceremony.

Last year we went to Wadham College, Oxford where the students had a tour and got to see what life at an Oxford college was like along with receiving their certificates for their excellent work!

We are incredibly excited to be starting up this year’s programme at the moment, with the launch event taking place at Homerton College, Cambridge on the 24th February.


The Wadham College dining hall

What can I do to challenge myself?

As well as looking for the weekly challenges posted outside D3 and B8 (or each term there will be an updated bank of challenges available) there are other ways you can challenge yourself.


Challenge yourself with the Mensa puzzles. They are sure to challenge your logical thinking ability!


The Eventbrite website has loads of free events that are taking place nearby. Talks by experts, exhibitions and different events that cover all areas of learning and wider.

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