The introduction of the Motivate for 8 programme, branded as Motiv8, has been introduced to students to encourage achievement in at least 8 subjects at GCSE to give them a broad and balanced range of qualifications for future success.

Challenging targets and positive rewards are given to students who achieve.

We celebrate the achievement of students whose attitude to learning leads to them being on track to make better progress than students nationally that performed the same in their KS2 SATs.

Local businesses work in partnership with the Academy to endorse and promote awards and attend celebration of success evenings, motivating students to achieve 8 good grades at GCSE.

Several local businesses have agreed to recognise our ‘Motivate for 8’ certification and what it stands for and we are hoping to expand the companies that have already agreed to recognise this.

Attitude to Learning ATL Criteria

Below are our Attitude to Learning and Online Learning Criteria which outline the attributes of a highly motivated and engaged learner at The Dorcan Academy.

The Dorcan Academy
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Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
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The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.