“the quality of education is outstanding”
Since first opening in 1984, Rochester Independent College has taught students from the local area who require additional help with the subjects they are studying at school in part-time after school classes. The classes supplement school work and students are often recommended to come for this invaluable extra help by their school teachers who may not have the time to be able to give all the help they feel their students need. Part-time after school classes run between 4.30 and 6.00 pm on weekdays.
The main benefit of these classes is that students are able to take a fresh look at their subjects, either for help with a specific topic or module or for a complete syllabus. It is an opportunity to revise work previously covered at school; to have current work explained again when the student is encountering problems, or to cover work that has been missed. A wide variety of subjects are available and students enrol on a permanent basis for regular assistance. Small group tuition is arranged with students studying identical syllabuses and there is an emphasis on individual help within every class. The classes are taught by our own full time highly experienced staff.
Part-time students can make use of all the College facilities and help with such things as careers advice, work experience, job or university applications and a variety of other opportunities such as theatre and cinema visits or sports events. They are also welcome to make use of the help and advice available when the results come out after summer examinations in August when staff are here to help with university clearing as well as with advice about the transition for GCSE to A level and from AS to A2.
Students are invited to meet teaching staff to discuss their individual requirements. In some subjects they may also be given an assessment to complete which enables us to get some idea of the student’s current level of knowledge and ability and gives the student a chance to see how we work. There is no charge for the assessment. Teaching at the College does not stop during the examination period and help continues to be available until the final paper in each subject. Students also join the intensive Easter Revision courses to reinforce their learning and confidence.
As we only use our own full time tutors for after school classes the College is not able to offer evening classes or courses in the Christmas holidays. We do not send our tutors out to students’ homes. Generally, students are taught in small groups of no more than four, one lesson per subject per week. Lessons would work on the syllabus in general, concentrating as much as possible on individual’s problem areas. This groundwork would be consolidated in the intensive Easter Revision course, usually with the same teachers.
£40 per 11/2 hour session. Fees are charged on a half termly basis.
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