The term ‘more able’ refers to pupils who are academically more able across the curriculum. The term ‘talented’ refers to those who show a special talent in one field or in more specific fields such as sports skills, musical ability as well as leadership and interpersonal skills.
In Wales, approximately 20% of the school population can be more able, whilst the highest 2% can be considered to be exceptional. It is possible for high levels of ability and talent to develop or decline over time. Some learners will be more able and talented during a particular period in their development and this may not last.