16-19 Catch up funding 2021-22

Overview of the Sixth Form

Number of pupils and catch up funding received

Total number of pupils on roll

438

Total number of pupils eligible for catch up funding i.e. those with a 4 or lower in Maths and/or English on Level 3 programmes.

26

Total number of pupils eligible for catch up funding due to economic disadvantage criteria.

75

Total amount of Catch up funding received

£10,765

 

Summary of Catch up funding spending 2020-21

The policy at BCCS is not to create one generic solution for every student who meets the criteria, but to develop tailored support that meets the needs of each individual in relation to their level 3 curriculum choices. We will do this in a number of ways:


  • To support those who are resitting GCSE English and/or Maths, we have created 4 extra GCSE English lessons per fortnight and 3 extra GCSE Maths lessons per fortnight. This is run in addition to their A level curriculum and, if necessary, will continue throughout the year to prepare students for the GCSE exam in the summer. Each group will be for 5 or fewer students. They will be taught by a permanent member of staff from the school. 
  • In addition, we have timetabled an ‘Academic Literacy’ course to support students with a grade 3 or 4 in English, or who are from an area that meets the economic criteria, to address gaps/deficits in their written communication.
  • We are tracking the progress of all eligible students in order to provide them with subject-specific, small group tuition as the year progresses. These groups will consist of eligible students from either Year 12 or Year 13 (year groups taught separately), be subject-specific in their focus and be delivered to students by private tutors hired by the school. 
  • The STEM subjects, Maths, Biology and Chemistry are disproportionately affected by the number of students from an area that meets the economic criteria. Additional tuition will be arranged for these subjects. These groups are all for 5 or fewer students.