More Able students
What does More Able (MA) mean?
The Department of Education and Ofsted define the More-Able in terms of those students whose progress significantly exceeds age related expectations. However, NACE looks beyond actual progress to include those whose skills and knowledge may extend beyond the school’s measures of progress and curriculum or those who have previously exceeded age related expectations but are now underachieving. Students at Fullhurst are identified for the More- Able programme through the use of a range of school data.
How do we support MA students?
At Fullhurst, we pride ourselves in ensuring that every individual student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. More-Able students are predominately supported in lessons by their subject teachers, who provide greater challenge through more complex and open-ended tasks, additional reading and flexible learning strategies. Students are also supported through specialised form time in years 7, 8 and 9.
Miss K. Weightman, is the MA Co-Ordinator for the college and also a Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages.
Due to the current climate of Covid-19, we are unable to offer an extra-curricular programme. Previously as part of the MA Club students have completed projects, worked towards an MA Award of Excellence, worked with the Brilliant Club and learnt about a range of topics including psychology and Latin. We are hoping circumstances will change throughout the academic year and this information will be updated in due course.
How can I support my child?
- Help your child to organise their time.
- Encourage use of local facilities such as the library.
- Encourage wider reading and research around topics being studied in lessons
MA club is an amazing learning curve. We study literary pieces, famous historical events and advanced computing skills. Experience from working with other adolescents is key and can be very influential upon academic work. I've also met other students socially. Year 8 student
MA club is a club for students that are more able to do things than others. It gives you the opportunity to learn additional subjects outside of the curriculum on Mondays after college. So far we have created a PowerPoint in a different language as an introduction to that language, studied the Holocaust, a year 9 student lead a lesson and taught us how to create a game using Scratch and we are now producing our own original board or computer game. The club has helped me to meet more students and apply knowledge. I've gained skills that will be useful in the future. Year 7 student