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 will personalise the curriculum for them by offering
activities that extend and enrich their learning and promote high attainment and good
Where appropriate, students will move through their learning at a faster rate than their
peers. Particularly able students may, if it is appropriate, be able to take mathematics,
further mathematics and three sciences before the normal time at the end of Year 11.
Students will also have the opportunity to study specialist subjects such as electronics and
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 students we will have:
Students will be set by ability as appropriate. We believe that setting in certain subjects
is more advantageous than others especially the more linear subjects like mathematics and
science. Other subjects like music and PE will also require setting from time to time to
ensure that more able students are being challenged appropriately. Setting in English is
increasingly necessary as students progress through the school towards GCSE. However, to
start with in Year 7 groups can be mixed ability with extension opportunities made available
to challenge those on the MAGT register.
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 in that
particular subject area.