Record numbers attend Easter revision!
We were delighted to see so many students taking advantage of Easter revision workshops this week!
Nationally, white British children are behind other ethnic groups when it comes to performance at GCSE. This worrying statistic has made recent headline news. So what is our local school doing to counteract this problem?
Hundreds of students from King Edward VII College in Coalville are attending Easter Revision School during the break. Staff at the college have willingly volunteered their time to support youngsters at this crucial time in their exam preparation by offering a comprehensive programme of sessions covering key subject areas. The college’s ethos of high aspirations and collaboration is palpable, as staff and students work together to achieve the very best educational outcomes for our community.
Each session is tailored to the specific needs of students, and offers dedicated support in critical areas such as knowledge recall, exam technique and coursework completion. There is a wonderful feeling of a common shared purpose amongst the staff, governors, students and parents. During the morning break, College Principal, Ms Byrne and Mr Kailofer, Chair of Governors, took time to talk to students about their progress and share a well-deserved cup of brain-invigorating hot chocolate.
“The Easter revision sessions are part of a larger programme of support that we offer our students in order to maximise their potential, and ensure that they are able to realise their future aspirations. As a college, we are very proud of our track record in helping students progress onto the next stage in their education or training. 100% of students access higher education, further education, training or employment when they leave King Edward VII – this is against a national increase in school leavers categorised as NEET (not in education, employment or training). I am immensely proud of the commitment shown by our students to their studies, of our staff who always go above and beyond for the youngsters in their care, and of course, of our parents who play an essential role in ensuring the success of their children.”