More Academically Able (MAA)

Our Approach to Learning

At Felsted, our teachers are passionate about their subjects and they are committed to deliver flexible, creative lessons which stretch and challenge all children. Alongside this, we recognise the importance of allowing children to explore beyond the curriculum, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Our extensive programme of academic enrichment opportunities provides an ideal opportunity for pupils to challenge themselves on a regional, national and international level.
At the heart of this programme is the desire to provide pupils with opportunities to challenge themselves academically to achieve their own personal best. Our academic enrichment programme fully supports the school ethos, with our More Academically Able (MAA) pupils having many opportunities to develop resilience, perseverance and a growth mindset through the challenging nature of the tasks set for them. However, many of the opportunities listed below are open to all types learners depending on their area of interest. Supported by subject specialists or external experts, our pupils learn to lead their own learning, further developing their character to make a difference to the world around them.
Every one of my teachers went above and beyond to make sure that I was being challenged academically. Being able to balance my studies with sport and other co-curricular activities meant that I was happier, more productive, and more successful in the long-run

Eliz Peck - Former Felstedian & Cambridge University Graduate

The enthusiasm of the teachers at Felsted most certainly rubs off onto the students, making the experience of learning both fun and rewarding. 

Aidan Quinlan - Former Felstedian & Oxford Graduate