Capital City College Group is committed to providing the highest quality learning experiences for its students and providing support to students whose learning was disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The group is pleased to have received an additional funding grant of £938,000 from the Education & Skills Funding Agency for the college year 2020/21. The grant is to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
With help from the grant, we are providing catch-up support and revision sessions focused on maths and English to all 16-19 year olds who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and maths. We are also supporting students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 24.
The rationale is to bridge the gap in students’ skills and knowledge following the Covid-19 lockdown. Teaching is focused on revisiting the basic skills of English and maths to reinforce key concepts and to support students to be able to apply these fluently. Delivery of these sessions is being sequenced to allow students to catch up with skills and knowledge that have not been taught face-to-face.
Tuition is in small groups, taught in person, with up to 5 students in each group. The sessions are timetabled at regular intervals throughout the academic year to meet individual students’ needs, and also at key points where students need to focus on exam preparation and technique. There is also some self -directed study using e-learning platforms, linked to the in-person tuition.