The College timetable for the 2020/2021 academic year is detailed below. You will notice, we have created a different timetable for Year 12 than we have for Year 13. This is one of the measures we have put in place to keep year groups apart, stagger start and finish times and keep students and staff as safe as possible.
The College day starts at 9.00am and goes on until 4.05pm. Year 12 A level students will have three 90-minute lessons per subject per week (nine lessons for three A levels or 12 lessons for 4 A levels), while Year 12 BTEC students will have nine 90-minute lessons per week. Meanwhile, Year 13 students have one 1-hour lesson, one 1½-hour lesson and one two-hour lesson. Time will also be allocated to coaching, study skills and enrichment, although in the Autumn term only the Extended Project Qualification, Core Maths and ABC Spanish enrichments will run.
There is a 15-minute break in the morning (at 10.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and at 11.00am on Wednesdays and Thursdays). The lunch break is 30-40 minutes long and is staggered for Year 12 and Year 13 to ensure the refectory is not over-crowded and social distancing can take place.
30-minute intervention slots have been added to the timetable to allow teachers to provide one-to-one support for the students who need it. Students must make sure they are available at these times. They may also be asked to stay until 4.30pm on some days if further intervention is deemed necessary. Intervention exists to narrow the achievement gaps. We recognise that while some students have embraced the independent study model very effectively, there are others who would benefit from greater intervention. Support for all students from their teachers remains a priority and we believe this strategy will help all students to maximise their potential.