Most Able & Talented

Teachers

  • Mr Alistair Larter

Who are the Most Able and Talented students?

  • Most Able students at HCC achieve a mean scaled score of approximately 107 in their KS2 Year 6 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)
  • SATs assess student’s ability in reading, grammar, punctuation, spelling and maths.
  • Most Able students can also be identified using Year 7 Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs).
  • CATs assess students’ verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning ability.
  • Talented students are those who show particular ability in drama, performing arts, sport, music, dance or the visual arts.
  • Talented students are identified using teacher nominations and include approximately 2.5% of the student population at HCC.

Aims

The primary concern at HCC is to:

  • Maintain a culture and ethos that champions the needs of Most Able and Talented students.
  • Help Most Able and Talented students to flourish and leave school with the best qualifications.
  • Provide first-rate opportunities for Most Able and Talented students to develop the skills, confidence and attitudes needed to succeed at the best universities.
  • Find ways of discovering and promoting hidden talent.
  • Raise awareness among staff, governors and students about the needs of Most Able and Talented students.
  • Encourage, support and evaluate the progress of Most Able and Talented students.
  • Support and guide Most Able and Talented students into higher education, including leading universities.