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Challenging High Ability Pupils

  1. Strategy Overview
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    What is this strategy about?
    Make sure that you are always teaching to a high standard, and utilise the following approaches to push higher-ability pupils further. You can use these approaches with all abilities but they will particularly challenge the higher ability pupils.

    Why is it important to challenge high ability students?
    High-ability students can become bored, uninterested and distracted if they are not kept challenged and engaged. So, it is important that teachers encourage them to build on their skills further with more advanced content that will allow them to delve deeper subjects.

    How do I put this into place in my classroom?
    - This strategy requires you to spend a little more time on planning for each session
    - Ensure that there are appropriate activities for every lesson for your high ability pupils for 6 weeks to measure the impact

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  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Provide a genuine challenge for higher ability pupils, not just more work.
    - Provide higher thinking activities for all pupils

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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