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 personalise the curriculum for them by offering activities that extend and enrich their learning and promote high attainment and good progress.
Where appropriate, students move through their learning at a faster rate than their peers. Particularly able students can take additional GCSEs or additional courses like EPQ at Sixth Form.
Students on the MAGT register, alongside other higher attaining students, are supported to reach their full potential through high-calibre, differentiated tasks and activities. The MAGT register specifically indicates 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.
Supporting our Students
To support our More Able, Gifted and Talented students we have:
The school has targets, overall and at subject level, for attainment and achievement of MAGT students. Where we see a student is attaining a high level in one core subject, we aim for them to make more rapid progress in other subjects.
Careful Tracking of Progress
- Analysing results from National Curriculum Tests and our own termly assessments (at least 3 per year) to identify MAGT students.
- Expecting subject teachers to identify MAGT students and nominate them to be registered
- Providing a questionnaire for Primary Schools to complete prior to their pupils starting in the school. This will enable primary colleagues to tell us of MAGT students and will be used to inform the register.
- Speaking to parents and students about their out of school activities.