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What is the gifted & Talented program?

The gifted and talented program at Brentford has been operating for a number of years. The program is aimed at students which we identify as the highest achievers in the school. Through academic differentiation and extra-curricular challenges we aim to provide our students with an individual education which will challenge them to achieve at the highest level. At Brentford School for Girls our aim is to challenge every student and to provide work that is engaging and involves higher order challenge. We also aim to accelerate the learning of our students with high potential by providing work that is differentiated. Every member of staff aims to do this through carefully planned teaching strategies with clearly stated objectives. All of our students will know what is expected of them and how the lesson will challenge them to think further.

What is Gifted and Talented?

Each year the top 10% of each year group are placed on the gifted and talented register. This register is reviewed each term and a student can be added or removed from the register. A student can be either gifted or talented or even both. Giftedness relates to academic subjects such as maths, science, English, humanities and ICT. Talented relates to more specific areas such as drama, PE, music, Design and Technology and Art.

The school uses both student data from test and exam results coupled with teacher nominations to produce the gifted and Talented register.

Who runs the Gifted and Talented Program? 

The school has an appointed Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator who works with the Assistant Head or Years to monitor the progress of Gifted and Talented students and Potential Gifted and Talented students.

However all staff are aware of who these students are and aim to provide as much challenge as possible for these students.

Where can you find further information?

Gifted & Talented

This is the official site for young, gifted and talented and has a variety of information for parents. It includes information about courses and events for your gifted and talented daughter.

London G&T

More information about courses available for Parents. Please contact the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for further information.

My old School didn't have a Gifted and Talented Program, what is it? 

The gifted and talented program is set up to allow the students we feel are the highest achievers to find success. Our aim is to help you as much as possible to obtain the best out of your time at Brentford School for Girls.

So I am Gifted and Talented, what does that mean?

If you have been told that you are on the gifted and talented register then it means that both your teachers and your test and exam scores have spoken for you. It means that in one or more subject we believe you are exceptionally gifted or talented.

Gifted relates to subjects such as maths, English, science, humanities and ICT. Talented relates to PE, Drama, Music or Art.

So what do I have to do if I am gifted and Talented? 

Well know that you know you are gifted and talented you have some responsibilities. It is important that you really try and push yourself in all of your subjects so you can achieve your best. Also it would be great to see you involved in as many different types of extra curricular activities as possible.

What extra curricular activities can I do? 

These are just some of the extra curricular activities we offer at Brentford:

  • Debating
  • School Drama Performance
  • Public Speaking
  • Inter-school Sport
  • Mock Magistrates
  • Booster sessions
  • Newspaper Club
  • Media Club
  • Languages Trips
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Urban Scholars Program
  • School Art Exhibition
  • Computer Club
  • Film Club
  • Many more

Where can I find further information?

BBC Revision Site

A great place for all students to find resources or start revising for your exams.

Government G&T

This website will tell you more about what it means to be Gifted and Talented.