Higher Ability and Gifted Students

At Maiden Erlegh School in Reading we are determined to provide enrichment opportunities, to ensure pace and challenge in lessons for all students, including the higher ability and gifted.

On arrival in Year 7, students are identified as higher ability or gifted based on their Key Stage 2 scores. Class registers identify these students and teachers use that information to ensure that lessons and homework tasks stretch them sufficiently. All departments have specific strategies for meeting the needs of higher ability students, and schemes of work show what provision is made for them.

Curriculum Leaders also keep logs of students who are gifted in their subject areas and ensure they are given opportunities to use and develop their skills and talents in lessons and outside the classroom.

A number of extra-curricular and enrichment activities are provided during the course of the year to provide additional appropriate opportunities for higher ability and gifted students.

To support our higher ability we run our Gold Programme in Key Stage 4 and Silver Programme for Foundation Level. For more information on the Gold and Silver programmes please see the attachments below. 

Mr J Tomsett is the point of contact for information about provision for higher ability students and gifted students and for the Gold and Silver Programmes.

Reading lists, extra activities and study skills for your subjects

This list has been put together by staff to help you further your interests and skills in the subjects you are passionate about, or gifted in.