|Home | Intranet | A-Z Topics | eServices | Curriculum | Leadership | School Admin | School Improvement | School Websites | School Workforce & HR ||
GT Vision - Newsletter of the Eastern Region Gifted and Talented Partnership
Issue 3 on Pupil Voice with Supplement on Collecting Views of G& T Pupils:
The Sutton Trust report 'Educating the Highly Able' (July 2012) reviews Government policy and provision for gifted and talented pupils and makes a series of recommendations. Download from:
DfE: Early Entry to GCSE Examinations (November 2011)
There has been a significant increase in the number of pupils being entered early for GCSEs particularly in mathematics and English. Whilst there has been a long history of this practice for the highest achieving pupils, the trend is increasing for pupils of all abilities. For many, this can be detrimental to their overall performance.
The aim of this paper is to present the statistical information on the difference in final grades between those that do and do not enter early and therefore raise awareness of the potential impacts associated with early entry that should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to enter a pupil early for their GCSE examination(s), weighed up against the benefits of encouraging studying a broader curriculum within the subject.