At Islington Arts and Media School we recognise and reward exceptional ability in academic and creative subjects by placing students on a Gifted and Talented Register which is coordinated by Ms De Falco who can be contacted on DeFalcoV@iams.islington.sch.uk for further information.
Criteria for identifying G&T students:
A gifted/talented pupil should:
- Show exceptional aptitude or have the potential to excel in some aspect of performance, or
- Be capable of achieving a Level 7 by the end of KS3 in your subject, or
- Potentially achieve an A/A* at GCSE or equivalent in your subject, or
- Show exceptional insight into your subject.
For 2014/2015 this criteria is applicable over 3 subjects!
Opportunities for G&T students:
- Termly G&T breakfasts where students receive breakfast and have the opportunity to get to know other G&T students, mentor one another and debate topics of interest
- Saturday morning scholars will also be an opportunity for students, where they will have the chance to visit a University library to access resources to complete homework or any coursework
- As well as this we will be continuing our partnership with IntoUniversity, supporting our students to aim high and stimulating them through various workshops and university visits : http://www.intouniversity.org/
- Successful trip to Citibank that took place in the summer term, where students were a part of a business simulation project and had the opportunity to meet industry professionals, experience what it feels like to work in that type of environment and also allowed students to network
- Working with departments to further strengthen and extend G&T students in the classroom
FOCUS ON GIFTED AND TALENTED GIRLS IN SCIENCE
FUTURE STAR : Ilham Sebah
Attended Islington Arts and Media school and gained 12 GCSEs. She then went to CANDI (City and Islington College) and studied Psychology, English Language, English Literature and Media at A- level after which she secured a place at Westminster University to study Psychology and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Neuroscience.
RISING STAR: Ruma Begum
Year 11 student Ruma Begum has just gained an A* in her Chemistry GCSE and is hoping to study A levels at Woodhouse College next year. Ruma is a Prefect and sees herself as a role model for younger students.
CURRENT STAR: Charlotte Hill
Year 8 student Charlotte Hill excels in Physics and is set extension activities in class as well as additional holiday projects. Charlotte is looking forward to studying Triple Science in Year 10 and being part of our IntoUniversity programme.