Year 7 and 8 Honours Programme

The OAR Honours Programme is new to the academy and open to all students in Y7 and Y8 who regularly demonstrate the following qualities:

  • drive to excel
  • desire to learn
  • willingness to go the extra mile

Students can participate in a wide range of programmes across all curriculum areas. They might work on a project or assignment, write an academic essay, take part in a masterclass or get involved in a national competition. The possibilities are endless! Whatever they elect to do, students will be engaging with subject knowledge at a high level. The programme is intended to foster a love of learning and to allow students the opportunity to delve deeper into an area of learning they enjoy.

There are various levels of participation and all students who complete an Honours Assignment during Y8 will graduate with Honours at our prestigious graduation ceremony. Y7s can get involved, too – the more Honours Assignments you take part in, the higher the degree of Honours awarded. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in a knowledge-based programme, which sets them apart from their peers. To find out more, speak to Miss Bilby. Parents can email Miss Bilby at