Contextual Information for Higher Education Providers
COVID 19 implications for current Year 13 Cohort
During the period of school closures all Year 13 students received a full timetable of live lessons, alongside pastoral support via their Form Tutor. Live lessons were very well attended. Lessons were supported by a comprehensive programme of independent study which allowed students to both consolidate learning and prepare for future learning. All lessons were recorded so that if a student was unwell they could still access the lesson. Students also found the recording of lessons helpful as they could revisit a topic if they felt uncertain. Students also made excellent use of Google Chat to contact their subject teachers both during and outside of lessons to ask questions and share further tasks/reading.
Year 13 completed assessments in Summer 2021 so that teaching staff could identify misconceptions and gaps in student knowledge. Year 13 students have "Excellence Evening" on Thursday 7th October where they will be provided with further one to one feedback and a programme of mock exams in January 2022. The majority of students also took advantage of lockdown to complete MOOCs relevant to their chosen area of future study and also relevant additional reading.