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Gifted Children Articles

Research released today by Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Guides (19 July 2007) reveals that in some subjects children in the UK know more than their parents and in many others they are neck and neck.   Who’s the smartest in your family?  More than 1,500 parents and children (aged eight-12 years) from across the UK were separately tested on the same set of ten general knowledge questions (based on national curriculum subjects taught to eight to 11-year-olds). The questions covered a variety of...
UK parents and their children are more likely to recognise Simon Cowell than the Queen or Prime Minister Six out of ten parents admit they are confused by their children’s homework Parents’ general knowledge is just ahead of an average 11 year old   Parents like to think they are cleverer than their children, but research from Dorling Kindersley – publishers of the award-winning Eyewitness Guides educational books – suggests that in some subjects the youngsters could teach their...
Mensa learns that Rastrick Independent School in West Yorkshire has just announced the availability of scholarships for gifted and talented boys and girls aged between five and 15, for the term beginning September 2007. Scholarships will be offered to: Children after undergoing Scholarships Screening tests at the school, are deemed to be gifted and talented. The Scholarship will be awarded only to children meeting criteria (1.) whose parents could not normally afford the fees of an...
Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant, Lyn Allcock, took part in a Radio 4 discussion on schools' provision for gifted and talented pupils. The programme, Learning Curve, can be accessed via the BBC's 'listen again' feature by clicking here. Lyn Allcock is Mensa's spokesman on gifted child issues and is working extensively to help the society develop its Gifted and Talented Support Programme. For more information or to arrange an interview with Lyn Allcock, please contact Communications Manager...