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Gifted & Talented

What does ‘Gifted’ and ‘Talented’ mean?

There is a range of terminology used to describe this group of children including:

 

Able pupils

More able pupils

The very able 

 Exceptionally able

 Gifted children

Talented pupils 

 Those with exceptional talent 

 Pupils with marked aptitude

The DfES (now Department for Education), from its Excellence In Cities programme, used the terms ‘gifted and talented’ and these were defined as follows:

Gifted: Top 5-10% of pupils per school as measured by actual or potential achievement in the main curriculum subjects

Talented: Top 5-10% of pupils per school as measured by actual or potential achievement in the subjects of Art, Music and PE

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