Extra help to spot gifted children
Guidelines for secondary pupils are already being piloted under the Excellence in Cities programme. They require comprehensives to identify the brightest 5 to 10 per cent of upils and offer them special courses. Of these children, two thirds have to be academic, with the remaining third being artistic, sporty, or having "all-round ability."
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