Jamie (ex student)
nrcbw >> Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:04 PM
Last updated on: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:28 PM
I think that Long Road Sixth Form is a fantastic college, even more so complemented with its fantastic teaching staff, and it is set in 23 acres of land, though the college itself only takes a small amount of that! There's lovely mature trees (Some of which must be atleast 100 years old, if not much older), benches, daffodils and flowers (Especially at the moment, as it's spring), which makes being at the college simply wonderful. There's a butterfly garden in the centre 'quad' of the college, which contains many herbs and other such plants, in a bit to attract insects.
The teaching staff are fantastic, and seem to have enthusiasm that I have not seen before, and really go out of their way to help you, even if you're not their student! The heads of the subjects, and higher admin staff such as the senior tutors, are easily approachable and do not intimidate at all.
The support that can be given for those that need it is great, from having note takers in the lessons with you, to offering to help you with your homework. There are also teacher run 'workshops' several times a week, that go over the material that has been taught recently, which is fantastic if you have missed a lesson.
You can catch the Citi 7 bus from Robinson way, just across the road to the entrance, and that takes you down to Addenbrookes, which has a small hub there which you can then catch other buses that will take you to other areas of Cambridge. If you have a few hours spare in you day, you can easily hop on the bus, get a coffee and a Subway, and then pop back to college again! I have one month left at Long Road, and then I have finished my A-Levels. I wish I didn't have to leave!