Location: General Teaching Building
A very warm welcome to English at BCA. The English Team at BCA thrive on helping our students fulfil their potential.
All students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 will be enrolled onto GCSE English as part of their study programme. Students will develop the specific skills needed to achieve their target grade in lessons linked to vocational courses and employability.
Speaking & Listening assessment: January 2023
If the student produces their result sheet, which states: exam board, grade, and their unique candidate number (UCI), prior to assessment week, they will be exempt from the Speaking & Listening Assessment at BCA.
Location: General Teaching Building
All students who have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 in maths, and are 18 years old or younger at enrolment, will be enrolled onto a GCSE maths programme at BCA, which is part of their main study programme. A small number of students will be enrolled onto Functional Skills (FS) maths, Entry level 3, after careful consultation with ALS.
At BCA we aim to realise the potential of all our students and build their maths confidence. We believe that building confidence is half the battle won, leading to reduced anxiety and better performance.
We focus on bridging the skills gaps, identified in termly assessments. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their own progress and will be able to see at the end of each term how they have progressed and which skills they still need to focus on.
The maths delivery is over 3 hours each week, a 2-hour lesson and a 1-hour lesson. Students are expected to take advantage of these lessons; attendance is carefully monitored; as well as use the suggested resources between lessons to hone their individual skills.
We aim to contextualise maths for our students in order for them to realise the importance of maths in their lives and to be prepared for their world beyond college. Increasingly we see employers looking for maths skills in their employees, and we want to see our students graduate with stronger skills and we offer them every opportunity to do so.
Weekly lessons will be posted onto Google Classroom. Each class will have their own Google Classroom. Students will receive the joining code in their first English lesson.
Students will be provided with an exercise book that will remain in the department. The following equipment is essential to bring to all English classes:
We invite all parents/carers to join us as we work with our students over the next year(s) to build their confidence and bridge those gaps. To this end, we encourage you to regularly look at Google Classroom which will be set up at the start of the academic year. We will be using Google Classroom as a channel of communication with parents/carers. This is where you will be able to see what we are doing in class each week, find out about what skills students should be focusing on outside the classroom, and lessons they should be catching up on if they are out of college for a few weeks on work placement. Your positive encouragement and involvement would be most beneficial.
Please make sure you are ready for the start of the new academic year and bring the following to all your maths lessons:
Departmental contact information
|English Staff Member||Job Title||Contact Email||Contact Number|
|Jane Scott||Head of Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827348|
|Michelle Robertson||Team Leaderemail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Rupinder Dhillon||Curriculum Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827468|
|Vicky Gething||English Lectureremail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Angela Milnes||English Lecturerfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827318|
|Tamsin Newman||English Lectureremail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Roddy Peters||English Lecturerfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827318|
|Audrey Renton||English Lectureremail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Carlotta Rubini||English Lecturerfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827318|
|Ilona Shields||English Lectureremail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Leah Finney||Lead English LSAfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827318|
|Theo Bostock||English LSAemail@example.com||01628 827318|
|Maths Staff Member||Job Title||Contact Email||Contact Number|
|Sarah Waller||Curriculum Director for Mathsfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827332|
|Ali Carmen||Curriculum Assistantemail@example.com||01628 827497|
|Filip Szatkowski||Maths Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827497|
|Anthony Field||Maths Teacheremail@example.com||01628 827497|
|Dawid Szatkowski||Maths Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827497|
|Rachel Anderson||Maths Teacheremail@example.com||01628 827497|
|Rachna Kumar||Maths Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827497|
|Daniel Cook||Maths Teacheremail@example.com||01628 827497|
|Sarah Gilmour||Maths LSAfirstname.lastname@example.org||01628 827497|
|Maxine Lattimer||Maths LSAemail@example.com||01628 827497|