Time Allocation: 2 hours per week
Exam Board: N/A
This course will help students to ‘learn to learn’. During Structured Study Support, students will have their performance and progress monitored and they will be assisted in adopting appropriate study techniques to help enhance GCSE grades. The aim of this course is threefold:
- to improve understanding of how to achieve greater success in all courses undertaken
- to prepare for post-16 study and training through developing skills of independence, resilience, resourcefulness, reflectivity and teamwork to aid self-improvement
- for those students who are likely to struggle to achieve a grade 'C' at GCSE in either Maths or English, there will be a particular focus on these subjects.
A summary outline of the course is as follows:
Year 10 & 11
During Year 9, there will be a high level of structure to each lesson. Students will:
During Years 10 and 11, students will be given more independence to organise their own work, using the skills that they developed over the course of Year 9.
This will take place at different times for different students since they will be ready for this independence at different stages. This means that some students will experience a higher level of structure for longer.
This is not an accredited course and therefore there is no final exam in this subject. The value lies in helping to improve performance and achievement in the subjects being taken.
Why you should consider studying Structured Study Support?:
If you opt for Structured Study Support, you will be sitting a maximum of 10 GCSEs. We hope that by choosing this course, you will develop the skills needed to maximise your achievement in your other subjects and therefore be more likely to achieve grades which will give you more choices at the end of Year 11. If you are struggling with Maths or English, you will focus on these in Study Support.