How well does the Educational System in England Meet the Needs of Junior and Young Mensans?

56 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2021

Date Written: December 30, 2020

Abstract

This study focused on the needs of gifted students (Junior and Young Mensans) in England and questioned how well the educational system met their needs. Almost one third of students in primary and secondary schools stated that they were not challenged in school. This included gifted students at private schools and grammar schools. Overall the students’ preferred strategy for differentiation was enrichment, followed by acceleration. The most popular strategy was more demanding work in class, followed by attending university classes, then studying with older advanced students in school, followed by meetings with outside agencies for mentorship. The most popular subject area for a future career was Science, followed by Mathematics.

Keywords: Gifted students; Acceleration; Enrichment; Teacher education; Mensa; PISA; PIRLS; TIMSS 

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

McGrath, Patricia, How well does the Educational System in England Meet the Needs of Junior and Young Mensans? (December 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3757433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3757433

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