Parents / Guardians & Carers
KEY THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COLLEGE
Information for Parents/Guardians:
- Students are expected to complete 13 hours of independent study each week
- Students study a smaller number of subjects but in a lot more depth
- Students have a greater level of independence
- Students have more accountability for their learning and behaviour.
A ROUNDED APPROACH TO EDUCATION
We believe that it is important to supplement classroom learning with a range of activities and unique opportunities that will set our students up for future success; by developing new skills and by making them as attractive as possible to universities and future employers.
A student’s experience will bring together numerous different elements which include:
- Tutorials, 1 to 1s with tutors
- Study periods
- Careers advice and guidance
- Work experience and volunteering
- Enrichment activities
- Trips and events
- Exams and assessments
- Industry workshops and speakers
- Accelerate programme for high achievers
- Study skills support.
GETTING INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
We want to keep you well informed about your child’s progress at college. There are many ways in which you can engage with us or be kept up to date, including:
Our online records management system gives you access to your child’s timetable, attendance, exam timetable, progress reviews, working at grades, personal learning plan and gradebook.
On our website you can access information about term dates, and a calendar of events for the coming term.
Our comprehensive guide for parents, guardians and carers will give you more information about a student’s time at the college and how you can get involved in their education.
How we communicate with you
During your child’s time at college we will keep in contact with you via various methods, so be sure to keep your contact details up to date so we can keep you informed via post, phone and email.
You will receive termly updates to keep you up-to-date about any opportunities and important dates, and we will always keep you informed about your child’s progress and attendance.