Highly qualified and experienced tutors
Our tutors are experienced teachers and academics who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects, and who thrive on the small school environment of Bath Academy. This atmosphere enables them to focus on targeted teaching and individualised learning of each student, without the constraints of mainstream institutions. Many of our teaching staff have postgraduate qualifications in their specialised subject and some are senior examiners for major examination boards.
Excellent Examination Results (including for re-sit courses)
At Bath Academy we strive to ensure that the academically confident are still challenged and those who need further support and time are also encouraged. We do not admit students on the basis of academic ability, but focus on whether we are able to provide an appropriate individual programme of studies to encourage the student’s potential achievement. Therefore, we have been able to support students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities to progress to the best universities and enter satisfying professional careers.
The proof of this approach is that
- the most commonly achieved A Level grade (40% of all exam entries) was A*/A – almost 14% more than the national average.
- The average improvement of A Level re-sit students was by 2 grades.
- Over half of all A Level and UFP students, and 75% of first time A Level students progressed to Russell Group universities.
A Diverse and International Student Body
At Bath Academy, we embrace diversity in all its forms, and in particular we welcome students from all over the world who benefit from our focused language teaching, our expert tuition, and our personal approach. As class sizes are so small, international students are placed with students of a similar level academically and within their language fluency, enabling swift and effective progress in their studies.
Small class sizes
Classes at Bath Academy are very small, sometimes 1:1. No academic class has more than 8 students and the average class size is 3, allowing tutors to focus their teaching on the thinking processes of the student. Careful questioning and regular assessment and follow-up allow students to take ownership of their learning and be able to focus their work where they need to improve.
Individual attention, with friendly and supportive staff
From the moment students make first contact with Bath Academy staff, they appreciate the individual attention we give to all of our students and their parents. We work hard at the enquiry and application stage to ensure that students have all the information they need and that we support them in making the best choices to secure the best options for the future. Each student’s course programme is negotiated on a bespoke basis and every student is on a personalised programme designed just for them.
A small school environment where everyone is known
A fundamental part of the student experience at Bath Academy is that each student is known and cared for, either by our admissions and welfare staff, our tutors, or our management team, meaning that there is always an approachable adult at hand to follow up questions or concerns. The informal atmosphere at our college is one of the things students like best as it puts them at ease, whilst we ensure their overall well-being is looked after.
Excellent support for university entry and UCAS advice
Our one-to-one personal tutoring programme enables tutors to offer careful advice about future pathways and UCAS, so that students feel confident that they will gain the best possible place at the university of their choice. We have excellent relationships with university colleagues, including visits from Bath University and other local university representatives, to ensure that students are fully informed about how to apply and how best to present their application.
Live and study in the beautiful city of Bath
Bath is one of the most beautiful and safe cities in the world. Our UNESCO World heritage city is full of beautiful architecture, green spaces and a rich diversity of museums, galleries and activities. The world famous Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Circus make the city a popular destination for tourists, but the range of leisure facilities, cinemas, theatres and shops make it an equally attractive place in which to live and study.
Safe, secure boarding houses, close to the college, in the heart of the city
Our boarding house provides a cosy, home environment where students can feel relaxed and able to study effectively. Rooms are shared or individual and all meals are provided. The benefit of living and studying together means that students form study groups to support each other’s learning and our houseparents are on hand in the evenings and at weekends to support the student’s independent studies alongside a range of leisure activities. Our boarders over 18 can also enjoy the benefit of community living with the option of modern student accommodation where they can mix with students from other colleges and universities.