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Stretching More Able Students in Art

Implement strategies to improve the progress and achievement of more able Art students, in high ability and mixed ability groups

Open Training Course Open Course
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Suitable for: Art teachers and heads of department hoping to maximise the achievement of gifted and talented students at KS3 and 4.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7826WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

New and experienced Art teachers will benefit from attending this course. It will enable you to support the most abled students in attaining outstanding learning and progression in both mixed ability and high ability groups. Heads of department and other middle leaders will also benefit, as well as teaching assistants assigned to support the learning of the more able students in art.

  • Plan effective, differentiated art lessons that challenge your most able learners
  • Devise extension activities that combine both breadth and depth
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • Support able learners through classroom talk and questioning
  • Set high expectations and monitor progress through effective assessment
  • Tackle the underachievement of more able students
  • Enrich learning outside the classroom with some engaging and practical ideas


Identifying our more able students
  • What identifies a student as gifted or talented in art
  • Watching for those key characteristics masking high ability
  • Where do teachers look for evidence of a student being high ability?
Providing challenge for more able students in art
  • Supporting high ability learning through effective questioning
  • Developed highly effective strategies to encourage creative thinking
  • Explore the use of student choice in facilitating higher level independent learning and engagement
Grace, differentiation, adaptation and extension
  • Applying the ‘Grace’ model to supporting very able learners
  • Developing differentiation techniques to add breadth and depth to learning
  • Models of outstanding practice to adapt and extend lesson plans
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring progress to inform learning and teaching for our more able students
  • Highly effective assessment techniques to challenge and extend learning
  • Evaluating impact and planning future learning
So much useful materials that I will be able to use straight away and put into practice. Very engaging - all day. Kate Gittins, Bury Grammar School for Boys

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