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More Able, Gifted & Talented

More Able, Gifted and Talented @ WHS

 

What is More Able, Gifted and Talented (MAGT)?

At Woodcote High School we are dedicated to providing all students with the tools they need for success both in their academic lives and after they leave the school for further education or careers.  Woodcote High Schools More Able, Gifted and Talented programme ensures that the talents and abilities of students achieving in the top 10% of their cohort for each subject are recognised.  So what does it mean?  Every child that is in a top set for a subject is recognised as being “more able”.  From within the entire year group for each subject; teachers and parents can then nominate students they feel are particularly “talented”, those students who are talented in 7 or more subjects will become the schools “gifted” students.

 

How does this affect my child?

If your child is nominated as More Able, Gifted or Talented you will receive a letter informing you of which subjects they are MAGT in.  This will either arrive by the end of September for Year 8 – 11 or the end of January for Year 7.  Being nominated as MAGT opens up many opportunities within the school from extra curricular activities and visits through to further support and mentoring. 

 

What opportunities are there?

Opportunities for your MAGT child at Woodcote High School are varied and provided for all years some examples are -

All Years

- Challenge Club

- Various in house challenge competitions and clubs

- Targeted intervention through the learning coach report for underachieving MAGT students

- The Woodcote Lunchtime Lecture (Last Friday of every month in the LMC)

Year 7

- We offer an MAGT History Trip to the National Archives

- MAGT RE students visit local places of worship in Croydon

- Underachieving MAGT Year 7s are provided with peer mentoring for 8 weeks in the Spring / Summer Term

Year 8

- The opportunity to take part in the Royal Societies Young People’s Book Review

- Science and Technology Challenge Day

Year 9

- The opportunity to take part in the Royal Societies Young People’s Book Review

- Science and Technology Challenge Day

- Art Workshops at East Surrey College

- Careers in medicine workshops with Croydon University Hospital

Year 10 and 11

- Art Workshops at East Surrey College and the University for the Creative Arts

- Careers in medicine workshops with Croydon University Hospital

- Exam advice and revision guidance

- One on One Mentoring for underachieving MAGT students

 

How does being MAGT affect my child?

When nominated as MAGT your Childs teachers will know that they need to include an additional level of challenge in their lessons to help each student to progress.  In addition to this at GCSE -  

- 60% of year 11 students targeted for MAGT mentoring were working at a Grade A or above in 3 subjects by the end of the mentoring scheme

- 44% of all Year 11 students achieved 3 or more As – A* in the recent GCSE exams.

 

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