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High Attaining and Talented

KEVICC aims to develop the full potential of every individual student in our care and we recognise that this means the full development of the different parts of individuals’ lives.  It is the duty of the College to provide opportunities, through its mainstream academic and pastoral organisation, that ensure that the skills and understanding of all students may progress at an appropriate pace, and we are committed to raising the achievement of all our students.

It is a vital strength of KEVICC that we have students who display a wide range of abilities and talents. Our definition of high attaining and talented students recognises academic, practical, creative, musical, physical, sporting and social performance. It also recognises that a student may possess this potential although performance may not currently reflect this.

High attaining students are defined as those starting secondary school in Year 7 attaining a scaled score of 110 or above, in any of their end of Key Stage 2 tests.  We recognise that a student may possess this potential although performance may not currently reflect this. Our policy can be viewed here.

Faculties and departments are also asked to identify any students who demonstrate talented dispositions and effective learning traits within their subject area.

Incorporating subject mindset criteria into our identification process moves us away from a fixed notion of intelligence towards an understanding that high attaining and talented learners can be grown and will flourish with the right learning attitudes and application. Take a look at our identification booklet below.

Supporting High Attaining Students

We recognise the need to challenge and extend our students within the classroom here at KEVICC. It is vitally important learning is tailored to the needs of our learners, allowing students to achieve their potential. Find our short guide on providing support and challenge at home here.

If your child is in Key Stage 3, we recommend they complete at least six of our Cooperative Learning Projects over the course of the year. These can be found below: