Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

19/09/18: Students are attending weekly academic coaching sessions this year, in addition to the 1-to-1 meetings they will have. The focus of these sessions is on the Growth Mindset and is about developing the skills that our students will need to succeed. The programme centres around the acronym VESPA, which stands for Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude. A lot of research and practice has been done that demonstrates that this approach is highly successful in developing the skills that advanced level students require to do well at A level.

18/09/18: We have created a Handbook for Parents to give parents access to much of the information they may need about the College. These will be handed out at the initial Parents Briefing sessions on 25, 26 and 27 September (invitations are going out soon). However, the handbook can also be downloaded via the website.

12/09/18: Intervention sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12.45 – 1.15pm to help students stay on track with their studies and support those students that need additional support. These intervention sessions will not necessarily take place every week, but students will be notified by their teachers when they are taking place. If parents want to learn more about the new timetable, information is available here.

04/09/18: Enrolment for Year 12 and Year 13 is almost complete. New Year 13 students begin their lessons on Wednesday 5 September. They then have a break while we complete Year 12 Induction on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September. There are no students in on Monday 10 September as Staff Development takes place. However, Year 12 lessons commence on Tuesday 11 September and Year 13 lessons resume on Wednesday 12 September. The timetable will be available on Tyber from 6pm on Sunday 9 September.

16/08/18: Learn more about our A level Results this year – read our summary, as well as news of our successful Oxbridge students and some other success stories.

06/08/18: A level results will be revealed on Thursday 16 August. Students can login to Tyber from 6.00am to see their results. Any student looking for advice or help with Clearing is welcome to come into College from 8.30am. Senior staff and representatives from several local universities will be available in the Learning Resource Centre that morning.

01/08/18: BTEC results for 2018 have been announced. Congratulations to all our BTEC students on a fantastic set of results, which includes 299 Distinction* grades (or equivalent) in BTEC Extended Diploma and CACHE courses. 81% of students across all six of our BTEC Extended Diploma courses achieved a Triple Distinction grade or better. 48% of our BTEC Extended Diploma students got the very top grade of Triple Distinction* (D*D*D*). Read more about our results here.

18/07/18: The calendar for the 2018/19 academic year is now available to view on the website. you can see all key dates month by month in the Calendar & News section.


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