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GSO Test

Raising the achievement of All

Most Able - English

Criteria for the Most Able Student

Most able students in English possess a genuine enthusiasm for the subject. This enthusiasm reaches beyond class expectations and quite often spills over into personal pursuits of reading and writing. It is recognised in a student’s ability to excel within the curriculum from a creative and analytical perspective.

Opportunities within the curriculum and extra curricular activities

  • Debate Team
  • Spelling Bee
  • Short story competition
  • BBC Young Reporter Competition
  • Poetry by Heart

Links to subject specific external organisations

What parents can do to help their most able child

Encourage your most able student by making reading a family inclusive activity. Create a reading list of classic literature with your student. Subscribe to a weekly broadsheet newspaper to explore non fiction writers. Explore the social and historical context of your student’s GCSE English literature novels. Broaden this understanding with trips to museums, art galleries and theatres.

Most Able Reading List

  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Malala Yousafzai)
  • Noughts & Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
  • Everything, Everything (Nicola Yoon)
  • In Our Mad and Furious City (Guy Gunaratne)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  • The Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo)
  • The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)