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Barnsley College

2022 Full Inspection Report
No areas for improvement

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does Barnsley College need to do to improve further?
  • Continue to implement and monitor current strategies for improving success rates on AS courses and address the variability in value-added scores between different AS- and A-level subjects.
  • Maintain the focus on continuously improving the quality of teaching and learning so that learning activities and assessments enable all learners to achieve highly; secure greater reliability in the college’s lesson grade-profile by developing observers’ skills in evaluating how much learning takes place within lessons and how much progress learners make.
  • Ensure, through closer monitoring and evaluation, that learners’ electronic learning plans are completed fully to a consistently high standard, with specific, short-term targets that provide challenge and help learners to improve.
  • Provide work experience opportunities for a wider range of full-time students by drawing on the good practice in some curriculum areas and overcoming traditional barriers in others.
  • Strengthen the promotion of equality and diversity in the curriculum by sharing good practices and building the confidence and ability of teachers to recognise the opportunities presented in their own subject area.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • success rates overall, including those for work-based learning, which are close to national averages
  • key skills success rates
  • the rigour of individual progress reviews
  • the effectiveness of target setting at course and department level
  • the inconsistency of the implementation of policies to promote equality and diversity.

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • aspects of management
  • literacy and numeracy provision
  • initial assessment
  • key skills provision
  • individual learning plans
  • work-based learning.

Report Recommendations