We hope that you enjoy all your lessons and the array of extra curricular activities on offer at the centre. The following pages will keep you up-to date with everything plus allow you to look back at past events/trips that were a success.
We also want to celebrate your work at the centre so from time to time we may post some of the best examples of your completed work or highlight any exceptional achievements on these pages
Student voice is an important aspect of the centre. The management committee and staff are always interested in hearing your views which is why we have developed the class rep system. The system involves each key stage electing one male and one female class representative who meet bi-monthly with the staff to provide feedback about aspects of their schooling at the centre. Class reps also participate once a term in parent’s meetings by sharing their views through an agreed spokesperson. To date we have developed opportunities for girls to engage with sports, in response to your feedback so you see we really do listen!
This year some students at the centre have launched a youth forum. The forum is made up of students aged 14-21 who want to ensure they have a say in influencing the future development of the centre. The forum will be involved in fundraising and planning events as well as representing student views to the staff. Elections are currently underway to establish the executive of the youth forum. (Check around the centre for posters detailing information about the candidates). More information about the forum and their activities, including joining instructions and meeting times will be posted here by the new executive shortly.
We consider homework to be an important tool to support you in your learning. Homework is set by both your mainstream school and us for a number of reasons including to encourage you to study and learn independently and to reinforce what you have learnt in your lessons.
Each week when you attend the centre please bring any homework you have been assigned from your mainstream school along with your school diary. You should also always have your Bright diary with you so that you can record what homework your Bright tutor sets and be sure you are aware of any deadlines set.
Each teacher is committed to marking any homework set and returning it to you with helpful feedback by your next weekly visit to the centre.
You can follow the links below for helpful information from the AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards about their exams including timetables.
For lots of practical advice about how to prepare for exams and what to do during and after an exam please visit:
The January 2012 and Summer 2012 AQA GCSE and A Level exam timetables are available here:
You can download videos packed with advice about preparing for and taking exams here:
The 2012 Edexcel exam timetables are available for download here:
You can find information about the qualifications offered by OCR and an exams timetable here: