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Gifted & Talented Provision in English


In English, we identify Gifted and Talented students in a variety of ways, including:

  • Teacher assessments
  • Verbal and written responses to stimulus, including contemporary and heritage texts
  • Flair and originality in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening


Students who are Gifted and Talented in English are likely to show some of the following characteristics:

  • Imagination
  • Original thought
  • Empathy
  • Perception
  • Analytical skills
  • A critical approach to thinking, reading , writing and speaking
  • Independent learning skills
  • Creative approaches to reading, speaking and writing

examples of gifted and talented english work


Strategies used to help realise the potential of our Gifted and Talented students:

  • Analysis of specific learning styles and preferred teaching approaches
  • Extended tasks
  • Deeper critical analysis
  • Wider reading activities and reading lists
  • Creative writing club
  • Speak Up Academy
  • The opportunity to become a Subject Ambassador
  • Independent Learning Tasks
  • Differentiated class and home work tasks
  • The possibility of studying Creative Writing AS level in Year 11, where appropriate
  • Self-assessment activities

For our English Gifted and Talented Reading List, please click here.

Stretch and Challenge GCSE Literature booklets:

KUNCU Revision for Language Paper 1 and 2:

May 2020


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Gifted & Talented News

  • Dr Andy Clayton and Dr Jenny Clayton
    Our students have been lucky enough to hear about the working life of two doctors this half term. (13/02/2020)
  • Chinese Exchange
    Toot Hill School meets Cixi Experimental High School (12/07/2019)
  • Lectures
    Dr. Simon Paine visits Toot Hill School to give students an insight into the brain (04/06/2019)

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