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Stretching More Able Students in Maths

Improve the achievement and progress in maths of more able students in high ability and mixed ability groups

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Outstanding Learning and Progress in Maths.

Suitable for: Heads of department and other middle leaders will also benefit, as will teaching assistants assigned to support and stretch the learning of your more able students in maths.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7444WW

This course will help you to identify and plan for more able students within your setting. It will develop your own skills and ability to support the most able students in attaining outstanding learning and progression in both mixed ability and high ability groups. There will be an opportunity to try out small challenging mathematical tasks that you may wish to take back to use with your students.

  • Plan effective, differentiated maths lesson that challenge your most able students
  • Devise extension activities that combine both breadth and depth
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • Support able students 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 maths
  • 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 maths
  • 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
Differentiation, adaptation and extension
  • 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
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