Welcome to the 'Passionate, Gifted and Talented' section of the website. ‘Gifted and Talented’ is a term used to describe students who have the potential to develop significantly beyond what is expected for their age group. The term ‘Passionate’ has been used to describe students who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and interest in a subject area. Students are recognised as Gifted and Talented by either teacher nomination or through the use of school data. Passionate Students are nominated by teachers.

 
 

 
  As part of our Passionate, Gifted and Talented Programme a group of Lower School students took part in this year's BBC School Report. You can view the videos they created here.  
 

 

PGT website links

 
 
Below are links for further learning experiences for students who wish to undertake more extensive studies in certain curriculum areas.
 
 
 
 
Design and Technology

 

http://www.informationinspiration.org.uk/ 

       
Mathematics


       
Languages



History


Geography


Year 9


www.channel4.com/learning
(Producer of geography programmes. Downloadable programme notes available that are really useful)

       

Year 8



Year 7



Science    

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
www.nhm.ac.uk/  - Natural History Museum
www.rsc.org/  - Royal Society of Chemistry
www.docbrown.info/ks3science.htm
www.howstuffworks.com/
www.wwf.org.uk/  - World Wide Fund for Nature
www.greenpeace.org.uk/
schools.rainforestsos.org/free-resources/lesson-ideas/11-14-years
www.kew.org/visit-wakehurst/  - Wakehurst Place
www.sussexwt.org.uk/index  - Sussex Wildlife Trust
subscription.echalk.co.uk/index.htm  - e-chalk (can only be accessed through the school intranet

       
Music    

www.numu.org.uk/
www.roh.org.uk/discover/index.aspx
www.dsokids.com/listen/composerlist.aspx
www.young-songwriters.co.uk/
www.bbc.co.uk/music

       
English      
       
Year 9     Read a 'classic' novel and write a review.
Read one of Shakespeare's plays and produce a translation aimed at a Year 7 student.
Write an article for a magazine expressing your views on a controversial topic (i.e. animal experimentation, violence in video games, homework etc.) remember to include research/data.
Write a 'quirky' film review for a film of your choice. For inspiration go to the following site: www.empireonline.com/reviews/
Find an effective piece of travel writing and annotate it highlighting the various literary devices used.
Read some world literature (could be poems or a novel):
www.worldliteraturetoday.org/
Visit E-chalk and try some of the language activities.
Write a literacy guide for your peers (include punctuation rules; explanations of the parts of speech; singular and plurals; homophones and words often confused).
Visit the site: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/
       
Year 8     Read 'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Write a poem on a subject of your choice
Annotate an advert from a magazine commenting on use of language/presentation features.
Design your own advert for a product of your choice, ensure that it has a memorable slogan.
Create your own fantasy world (you might include a map) and describe the character/creatures which inhabit it. Write the opening chapter which establishes what the quest is.
Produce an information poster about one of the 'Romantic Poets' and review one of their poems.
Write an alternative tale to be included in Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales', it needs to have a moral to it but doesn't need to be written in middle English!
Create a character that might go on Chaucer's pilgrimage to Canterbury, draw a picture and produce a written description of them.
Produce your own speech on something you feel passionate about, incorporating a range of rhetorical devices. You might like to view some first: www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html‎
Then film your speech.
Extend your vocabulary by going onto the visual thesaurus (under programs>English).
Write a literacy guide for your peers (include punctuation rules; explanations of the parts of speech; singular and plurals; homophones and words often confused).
Visit E-chalk and try some of the language activities.
Visit the site: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/
       
Year 7     Produce a children's story employing conventions such as rhyme, repetition, educational/moral message, illustrations etc.
Read Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol'
Find a ballad and write a review, commenting on the various poetic devices used.
Write a poem on the subject of your choice.
Write a diary entry from the point of view of an Irish person living during the Potato Famine.
Write an explanation of what you think the following quote means: "God put the blight on the potato, but England put the hunger upon Ireland". (Traditional Gaelic Proverb).
Extend your vocabulary by going onto the visual thesaurus (under programs>English).
Read a newspaper regularly (this can be done online).
Write a newspaper article about a local event.
Read the full version of Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Write a modern version of Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' entitled 'The Course of True Love Never Ran Smooth'.
Visit E-chalk and try some of the language activities.
Write a literacy guide for your peers (include punctuation rules; explanations of the parts of speech; singular and plurals; homophones and words often confused).
Visit the site: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/
       
Other



ICT:
Science Club:
Music:

PE:
Drama:
Art:
Photography:
Lunchtime Club – this runs on Wednesdays in room 31, run by Mr. Spurr.
lab 34 Tuesday lunchtimes.
All clubs are recorded on the extended schools grid and music events are shown on the school website.
All PE fixtures and clubs are displayed on the PE notice boards at each site.
Drama Club runs after school on a Monday in the Drama Studio.
KS3 Art and Design Club, every Monday from 3-4.15pm, Room 6, with Miss Wearne
KS3 Photography Club, every Tuesday from 3-4.00pm, Room 7, with Miss Scott
 

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