We know that students have had significant disruption to their education due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether that be with us here at the College or at school. It is important to us that students are supported to catch up and develop their skills.
To help students catch up, we will be delivering a comprehensive programme of tuition support across the college for our 16-19 study programme students, over and above their planned delivery for this academic year. All students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths, have outstanding assessment objectives from last year, have experienced significant economic disadvantage, and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are eligible for additional help and will be able to access small group (1 to 3 or max 1 to 5), tuition with us at the College.
Wherever possible, we will also support students who have achieved grade 4 in English and/or maths but need that extra level of support to reach their potential in their chosen field of study.
We have identified four core cohorts that we will be targeting over the year:
1. November resits for GCSE English and maths – intensive preparation
2. GCSE English and maths catch up support
3. Functional and basic skills support
4. Non-English and maths support – includes vocational, academic, and technical catch up sessions.