Exceptionally Able Additional Resources

Some Irish-related Resources


  1. Exceptionally Able Students – Draft Guidelines for Teachers National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA, 2007)
    Click here to download (PDF 1.4 Mb).
  2. The 'Equality of Challenge’ is a small-scale project run by SESS which aims to pilot models of educational provision for exceptionally able students in post-primary schools. Some resources emerging from the project are availale:
    Click here to see details and resources being developed by the project
  3. The SESS produced the resource Metacognition for the classroom and beyond: Differentiation and support for learners as part of its Equality of Challenge Initiative:
    Click here for Metacognition Resource (PDF, 1.3 Mb).
  4. 'Exceptionally Able / Dual Exceptional Post-Primary School Self-Review'. This review document may help schools in planning for developing provision in the area of Exceptional Ability and Dual Exceptionality.
    Click here do download Post-primary School Self-Review (72 Kb)
  5. SERC Report Extract: The Report of the Special Education Review Committee, 1993, has a section on ‘Pupils who are Exceptionally Able or Talented’. Click below for rhe relevant extract from the report (pages 160-165)
    Extract from the SERC report (PDF, 115kb)
  6. GiftedKids.ie (‘A Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Children in Ireland’): http://www.giftedkids.ie
  7. Gifted and talented children in (and out of) of the classroom: a report for the Council of Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment - Northern Ireland (CCEA):
    CCEA Report 2006 (PDF, 2mb)

Web-based Resources

  1. Irish Centre for Talented Youth http://www.dcu.ie/ctyi/index.shtml
  2. National Association for Able Children in Education(NACE – a UK-based organisation):
  3. Potential Plus UK ( a UK charity that deals with all aspects of giftedness in children):
  4. National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC – a US organisation):
  5. European Council for High Ability (ECHA):
  6. LD Online (on ‘Twice Exceptional’ or ‘Double Labelled’): http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/gifted
  7. Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development has information about curriculum compacting, website:
  8. Twice Gifted:
  9. World Council for Gifted and Talented Children:


Other Resources and References

English / Literature: