More Able, Gifted and Talented

At Turing Hosue School Sixth Form we recognise that our More Able, Gifted and Talented (MAGT) students need access to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to providing the students with the tools they need for success both in their academic lives within Sixth Form as well as beyond school in further education and their careers.  We aim to give them the very best opportunities in order for them to achieve their very best. 

Identification 

Each year, students in Year 12 will be identified by looking at the top proportion of the cohort in terms of GCSE point scores. These students will be recognised as the ‘More Able’ students for the cohort across all their subjects. For the current academic year we identify these students with a 7.2 average GCSE points score or above from their best eight full GCSEs. 

If your son/daughter is identified as MAGT across all their subjects, you will receive a letter informing you of this by the end of October.  

Furthermore, within each subject, departments will identify and recognise students who are demonstrating higher order ability within their specific field. As a result, these students will also have access to a more challenging programme within the department and benefit from being stretched within an area of high ability. 

MAGT Programme 

Being identified as an MAGT student opens up many opportunities within the Sixth Form from extra-curricular activities and visits through to further support and mentoring. Some of the opportunities available are listed below: 

  • MENSA testing. 
  • MAGT meetings as a group and individually. 
  • Oxbridge and Russell Group university visits and talks. 
  • STEM initiatives. 
  • Interview workshops including for Oxbridge. 
  • Directed help in applying to University. 
  • Expert support from a variety of experienced advisors with the Russell Education Trust. 
  • Careers Talks. 
  • Enrichment assemblies. 
  • Lectures by University specialists.