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Fantastic environment post GCSE for both high fliers and those needing to salvage something from weak GCSEs. Ideal transition from school to uni or work. Masses of recent building work has produced a harmonious, if brightly coloured, modern-looking campus, into which the few surviving but updated original buildings fit comfortably. It remains open until 5.30pm and has extensive computer facilities. Computer ‘break out’ areas (20-30 computers for general use) nestling in handy corners all over the college including…

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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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Since 2012, Michael Jaffrain. Originally from France and briefly worked as a bank cashier at the Bank National of Paris, before moving to England to become a language assistant at South Cheshire College. Thence to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, from where he was appointed assistant principal at St Brendan's in 2010. Approachable, bouncily enthusiastic and easy to talk to, Mr Jaffrain likes to have contact with and personal knowledge of his students, despite the size of the college, and to be at the centre of activity. He has repositioned the college’s academic status by terminating level 1 (sub GCSE) entry, which was very small and ‘which other more specialist institutions can do better’, and ‘concentrated on raising the aspirations of students at level 2 (GCSE etc) and level 3 (A level etc)’. Amongst all...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

We have a learning support unit with one to one work rooms plus a drop in IT Centre for all, manned by Learning Support staff. 09-09 with

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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