More Able students used to be referred to as ‘Gifted’ and/or ‘Talented’.
‘Gifted’ refers to students who are particularly able or excel in one or more academic subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, RE and Languages or in their Literacy for Life studies.
‘Talented’ students are those who have a special ability or potential in Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Physical Education.
Students may stand out as being ‘More Able’ through reports by individual teaching staff, producing work of exceptional quality and excelling in end of year examinations. Parents can assist by informing the Academy if students are performing exceptionally well in areas outside the Academy as members of external organisations such as sports clubs or theatre schools or in graded music examinations.