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Cirencester College

2018 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders and managers should improve teaching, learning and assessment by ensuring that teachers:
    • plan learning that supports students who are least able and challenges those most able.
    • check students’ knowledge and understanding effectively before moving on to new learning
    • ensure that students capture and record their learning to help their future progress
    • share more widely the best practice that exists within the college.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that all A-level students who plan to move into employment or apprenticeships undertake a relevant external work placement.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that teachers and assessors enable students on level 2 vocational courses and intermediate apprentices to make good progress and complete their programmes within planned timescales.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address

  • the take-up and accreditation of key skills
  • the proportion of A*-C grades in GCSE English and mathematics
  • retention rates on distance learning courses for adult learners
  • the quality of accommodation in some areas.

2002 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • retention and pass rates on some courses
  • lack of rigour in aspects of the self-assessment process
  • unreliable data on retention and pass rates
  • students' low take up of learning support
  • inadequate monitoring of the promotion of equal opportunities.

Report Recommendations