We recognise that our More Able, Gifted and Talented students (MAGT) need access to broad, balanced and challenging curriculum opportunities to enable them to reach their true potential. With this in mind, we aim to develop the curriculum for them. We will achieve this by offering activities that extend and enrich their learning and promote high attainment and good progress.
Where appropriate, students will move through their learning at a faster rate than their peers. Particularly able students may be able to take mathematics, further mathematics and three sciences before Year 11. Students will also have the opportunity to study specialist subjects such as electronics and control technology.
Students on the MAGT register, alongside other higher attaining students, will be supported to reach their full potential through high-calibre, differentiated tasks and activities.
Supporting our Students
To support our More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils we will have:
Students will be set by ability in core subjects and some foundation subjects such as languages. Other subjects will be taught in banded sets (e.g. geography, history and RE as humanities sets) and some subjects will be taught in mixed ability groups (e.g. Art, Music, Drama, PE).
Department Policies and Plans
Each department will have a policy and development plan for MAGT students. This will include the means of identifying these students and strategies to cater for their needs.
A register of More Able, Gifted and Talented students
We will use a range of data to identify more able, gifted and talented students (MAGT):
- We will analyse results from National Curriculum Tests and Cognitive Ability Tests to identify MAGT students.
- We will also ask subject teachers to identify MAGT students and nominate them to be registered through department identification policies.
- We will provide a questionnaire for parents to complete at the year 7 induction event in July. This will enable parents to tell us of their child's abilities and will be used to inform the register.
The MAGT register will specifically indicate a the curriculum areas in which the student has been identified as having strengths. Subject teachers and tutors will be informed so that progress can be monitored closely.