High-ability is an umbrella term used to describe high potential and/or performance. High-ability students have abilities that are more advanced than those of a similar age.

Some high-ability students have a general aptitude that allows them to achieve across a wide range of subjects. Others may exhibit subject specific aptitude. The ability, aptitude and performance of high-ability students will vary. Students with high-ability may also have a disability.

About the toolkit

The toolkit gives support to teachers and schools of high-ability students.

In this toolkit you will find advice and information about:

  • how to identify high-ability students
  • the needs of high-ability students
  • how to support high-ability students.

If you are new to the toolkit we encourage you to view the where-to-start guide.

High-ability students talk about their learning

High-ability students talk about:

  • their love of learning
  • how teachers can support this learning
  • some of the challenges of being ahead of their peers.