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 progress.
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 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 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.