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As a stand-alone sixth form, students feel they have to take a deliberate step to come here; and this filter seems to result in a very motivated body of students, keen to break away from school and childish things; ready to start taking responsibility for themselves and their learning. Lessons plunge in straight away – the immediate start could be as simple as addressing the problem on the board as soon as you come into the room, which, students say, puts them in the mindset to work: ‘Everyone is…

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies at an English Comprehensive School (OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since September 2016, William Baldwin, previously assistant principal and psychology teacher at Godalming College.

Academic matters

Results are fairly good for a lightly-selective provider: 63 per cent A*-B, 23 per cent A*-A at A level in 2017, 82 per cent distinction or above at BTec. One of the largest centres for EPQ. Not quite the bulky numbers of high achievers you might find in a highly selective school, you might be thinking, but read on: stats from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that BHASVIC students go on to get more first or high second class degrees than other sixth form providers; including independent schools. In the long term, BHASVIC equips students better to succeed at university, and, they might argue, in life.

Not an intellectual hothouse, but very academic, says college. Lessons...

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Special Education Needs

The college has Learning Support provision which meets a range of students' needs. Support takes the form of small group support, in-class assistance, access arrangements in examinations, assistive technology - for students with identified Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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