Referral checklist for Students Gifted in Science
Name Year AOL Subject Teacher Group 1 or 2?
A range of the following characteristics is evident in a student who is Gifted in
Recognises patterns and relationships in science data and links it to a
Good use of specific subject words and vocabulary beyond that of other
pupils of their age. Words are part of the way they create abstract ideas.
Processes complex data and information quickly. They mathematically
model ideas and can spot inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the science
knowledge supporting any conclusion.
Uses relevant science data when presented with a mass of information.
Continually tests ideas and makes critical evaluation of the outcome to
support a prediction and form a scientific conclusion.
Forms scientific hypotheses and makes predictions supported by science
knowledge, illustrating an understanding of the principles using relevant
Uses new science ideas very quickly and frequently makes links between
differing areas of science. This makes them good at solving problems.
Good memory for general science ideas and principles enabling them to form
models to scientifically explain situations and events.
Very aware of how the context influences interpretation of the science
content, and how this then affects the degree of difficulty of solving a
Prepared to try different science ideas and alternative modelling approaches
to solve a problem.
Deep interest in reasoning logically and finding out about things by reading
or solving science problems or puzzles.
A perfection in completing the thinking aspects of the work.
Very creative ideas often linking science concepts from areas not studied in
The class teacher should now discuss this referral with the Subject Leader. The
form will then be given to the G and T Co–ordinator so that central records can