More Able, Gifted and Talented

At Cheam High Sixth Form we recognise that our More Able, Gifted and Talented (MAGT) students need access to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. We aim to give them the very best opportunities in order for them to fulfil their potential. Mrs Watson is responsible for the further development of our MAGT students.

We have a number of ways in which we identify our MAGT students. Each year students in Year 12 will be identified by looking at the top 5% of the cohort in terms of GCSE point scores. These students are recognised as the more able students for the cohort across all their subjects and are able to access the full MAGT programme. For the current academic year we identify these students with a 7.5 average GCSE points score or above from their best eight full GCSEs.

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

In the Autumn Term, if your child is identified as MAGT across all their subjects, you will receive a letter informing you of this. If they are identified as MAGT within the department, this will be communicated directly to the student during data collections. 

For further information about our MAGT Programme, please speak to a member of the Sixth Form Team.