La Dolce Vita! 6th Form Rome trip
38 students accompanied five staff on the Sixth Form trip to Rome during the February half term. This busy trip included visits to the Vatican City;
Gifted news article 2
Alongside the Enrichment Programme, each curriculum area identifies gifted and talented students using subject-specific criteria, and has in place a programme of provision to ensure that these students are fully challenged and achieve their potential.
For example, the mathematics department’s workshops for gifted mathematicians contributed to an impressive 16 students achieving Level 8 (the highest level) in the 2006 SATs. Students are also carefully prepared for the UK Mathematics Challenge. As a result, several students are invited to take part in the British Mathematical Olympiad and the International Intermediate Invitational Mathematics Challenge.
Gifted news article 1
Wallingford School strives to ensure the development of gifted and talented pupils to their full potential. In addition to enhancing the delivery of the curriculum for pupils on our gifted and talented register, we also ensure that they take full advantage of extra curricular activities provided both in school and by external organisations.
The school uses the national definitions of ‘gifted’ and ‘talented’ pupils. ‘Gifted’ refers to the top 5–10% of pupils in a school deemed to be academically able. ‘Talented’ refers to the top 5–10% of pupils in a school deemed to be able in the fields of Art, Music, Drama and Sport. Once students have been identified, the School involves itself fully in their application for NAGTY and offers whatever support it can to those who are applying.
Exam results exceed expectations
75% of students got 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths. That is wonderful and richly deserved. We were not entirely surprised but they are at the top end of our