In an exciting innovation building on the College’s high-quality academic offerings, the BBC Honours Program will launch in 2021, providing an enriched curriculum as a catalyst for highly able students to fulfil their talent and realise their potential.

Developed with the wellbeing of students in mind and emulating global best practice, the Honours Program draws heavily on the literature and investigative practices of Francoys Gagne and Joseph Renzulli, noted leaders in the field of gifted and talented education.

The program will represent a new way of thinking, teaching and delivering academic talent development at BBC, engaging high performing and high potential students from the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools allowing for academic extension, enrichment and acceleration.

While the program will initially launch to Years 5, 7 and 10 students in 2021, it will be rolled out across all year levels 5 to 12 by 2022. Suitability will be determined by a number of factors, including academic performance and ranking, but also academic potential as evidenced by qualities such as conscientiousness, deliberate practice, love of learning, will power and grit.

Teachers conducting the program will be provided with specialist training in how to best cater for gifted and talented students to support the teaching and learning demands of the program.

Read more about the Honours Program here.


Event Details – Honours Program Information Webinar

Deputy Headmaster – Head of Academic Performance and Innovation (P-12) Dr Leigh Hobart will present an information session via online webinar for families interested in learning more about the Honours Program on Thursday 23 July at 5.30pm.

Date: Thursday 23 July, 2020

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Online webinar, delivered via Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be emailed to you on registration

RSVP: Please register by 9.00am, Wednesday 22 July via the appropriate link below

This webinar is open to all current and future families.