The average class size in mainstream UK schools has been dramatically increasing for years. In 2020 this figure was the highest in the last 19 years with the average class size hitting 22. This rise was mirrored by the average size of a secondary school increasing by 2% to 986 pupils. Schools don’t necessarily have the resources and funding available to cater to the rising class sizes, therefore rising figures may negatively impact student’s quality of education. Many parents may be asking what the significance of this rise is for their child and the impact on their education. This is why Bath Academy prides itself on being able to offer small, personal and supportive learning environments for all students due to the proven benefits discussed below:
In small classes, the teacher has the time and ability to cater to individual students ensuring that nobody is left behind or struggling to keep up with the content. In a class of over […]
We catch up with Head of Admissions, Sam Hollingshead, ahead of a very busy period, to talk about how Bath Academy help students achieve higher grades, plans for September 2021, and what a typical admissions period looks like.
“It can be a confusing and stressful time, especially this year, and we are here to reassure students and parents by giving specialist advice in navigating their next steps..”
What does the typical ‘enrolment’ period look like at Bath Academy?
This year, given the difficulties students have endured, there are many with worries about centre assessed grades or the impact on progress made during their studies. We welcome students/parents to contact the college to discuss possible solutions at Bath Academy with myself or the Principal. As we do not have set times of the year set aside for prospective students to visit, our approach is ‘every day is an open day’ at the college.
How does Bath Academy help students who want […]
With students back at school, many are still feeling lost and frustrated following remote learning. The question still remains; how will remote learning impact students’ futures and how can students ensure they develop the necessary academic skills and depth of subject knowledge to reach their goals?
See the article in InBath to see what our Principal has to say about monitoring academic achievement, the importance of personal development, and how Bath Academy can assist students in a personalised learning environment.
If you would like any educational guidance or advice, students and parents are encouraged to ‘drop-in’ for a discussion with one of our advisors – due to COVID-19 safety measures, please initially contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01225 334 577 for a chat or to set up an appointment.
With the disruption to education and unpredictability of exams this year, students and parents are faced with even more uncertainty; how important will mocks and assessments be?; can I re-sit the Autumn Exams if I’m not happy with my results in December?
See the article in InBath to see what our Principal has to say and how Bath Academy can help guide students in uncertain times.
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Highlights of A Level Results 2019 – 2020
A Level Results 2020
· 53% of grades were A*/A
· Percentage of A*-B grades this summer was 79%,
· The average grade improvement by re-sit students this year was 2 grades per subject.
· 18 out of 20 A Level subjects had 100% pass rates;
· 40% of subjects had 100% grades A*-B.
· 92% of all A Level students achieved grades A*-C.
· 87.5% gained placed at their first choice university.
· 72% gained places at Russell Group universities
· 87% A*-C or 9-4 grades
· 52% A*/A or 9/8 (national average was 38%)
As university offers keep rolling in for our students, we are busy collating all the results and helping them navigate their way in making the best choices. We wanted to share this good news, as well as a statement from our Principal, Tim Naylor:
The percentage of A*- B grades this summer was almost 79%,
23% higher than the national average
“We are thrilled to see the exceptional results our […]
Bath Academy is pleased to announce that we have been recognised by Visit England with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ certificate which means we have put all the UK Government and English UK safety recommendations in place, and we’re ready to welcome both UK and international students from 24th August!
What does this mean?
✅ We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here
✅ We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
✅ We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
✅ We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
✅ Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
Any questions about our re-opening procedures, please email us or call us on 01225 334577.
We are now offering face-to-face learning for all English Courses, plus a 10% discount for any courses booked before 31st August.
We are offering […]
Following the most recent Government announcement and instructions, we can confirm that Bath Academy remains ‘open’ with staff continuing to operate onsite and remotely with a view to ensuring continuity of education, to answer any queries, and we continue to accept applications for both Academic and English courses.
We have been busy over the summer getting our college ready to welcome students for the new academic year. We have followed all required government guidelines, including the BSA Covid-Safe Charter (see below) for safety and social distancing within the college.
CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION
All our other courses including GCSE, A-LEVEL, RESIT, and UFP courses will start as normal for the new academic year with Student Registration on the 7th of September and classes commencing on the 14th of September. To see our full Academic Calendar click here.
International students studying English Courses will continue to have flexible start dates as courses will be held all year round with both face-to-face teaching and online options from the 24th of August.
WHAT TO DO IF…
Bath Academy plans to light up Queen Square this winter and add some sparkly festive cheer with a very large and beautiful Christmas tree in our front courtyard. More than just a decorative tree, it will be a ‘Remembrance Tree’ managed by our very own Student Elves who will be looking for help to decorate it in a special way for a special cause.
As we head into the Christmas period, it is more important than ever to remember our loved ones, to celebrate their life or acknowledge those going through difficult times. Similar to Dorothy House’s ‘Light up a Life’ campaign where a candle on a tree is lit for a loved one at Christmas time, Bath Academy’s project – ‘Dress Dorothy’s Tree’ – will have the same sentiment but using symbolic baubles instead of candles to decorate the tree.
Taking place during Bath’s busy Christmas market, we are hoping to attract market-goers to our Christmas display where they can purchase a Bath […]
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
We are trying to keep our students and agents as up to date as possible regarding all the Brexit news and updates. The latest update includes information regarding Transitional Immigration Arrangements for a no-deal Brexit:
The key points are:
EEA nationals will be able to study, live and work in the UK as now, until 31 December 2020
There is no need to apply for permission to remain in the UK within three months of arriving
The European Leave to Remain is now called the Euro TLR; EEA nationals who arrive after Brexit will have make an application if they intend to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020
ID cards remain valid as a travel document but will be phased out during 2020. No further information is available at this time
EHIC cards remain valid and continue to offer access to free healthcare – see further information on this below
The List of Travellers scheme will continue until at least 2021. Students who are […]