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King Edward VI College, Nuneaton

2015 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Continue the improvement in teaching, learning and assessment so that more is outstanding by ensuring all staff have high aspirations for students, they set challenging tasks and provide feedback consistently on marked work so that more students achieve or exceed their target grades.
  • Maintain the improvements made in the teaching of English and mathematics so that a higher proportion of students achieve A* to C grades in GCSEs in these subjects.
  • Increase the use of work placements and visits to employers to give students a better understanding of the workplace. Increase the availability of activities outside the classroom to broaden students’ interest in, and understanding of their subjects.
  • Strengthen further the skills and capacity of all managers in order to raise standards in the few remaining areas of underperformance.

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure the college’s range of learning programmes is suitable for all students and the initial advice and guidance they receive enables them to enrol onto courses on which they can succeed.
  • Improve the frequency of good and outstanding teaching through targeted staff training and individual support.
  • Increase the variety and effectiveness of techniques that teachers use to assess learning so all students know how they are progressing and what they need to do to improve.
  • Ensure teachers plan all lessons sufficiently well to meet the needs of each student and to challenge them to fulfil their potential.
  • Ensure that the standards and rigour that have led to improvements in some curriculum areas have consistently positive impact across the whole college provision.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does King Edward VI College need to do to improve further?
  • Identify the best features of GCE AS and A-level provision and develop them in all subjects, in order to help students make better progress and achieve higher grades.
  • Increase the proportion of good and outstanding lessons by matching activities to the skills and needs of students and using assessment to plan learning as well as monitor progress.
  • Improve the planning and delivery of tutorials so that they are of consistently good quality across the college.
  • Measure the impact of the new quality assurance arrangements on provision and outcomes for students, in particular the impact of staff training on the quality of teaching and learning, so that the college has a more secure base for planning subsequent improvements.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the progress made by students relative to their prior attainment
  • success rates for learners in receipt of additional learning support
  • meeting the needs of all learners through teaching and learning
  • insufficient impact of quality assurance to raise students’ achievements and standards
  • the inappropriate accommodation.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • pass rates in some subjects
  • the proportion of high grades at GCE AS and A2
  • the standard of teaching and learning
  • poor accommodation and specialist learning resources
  • initial assessment of students and the take up of additional learning support
  • key skills management and teaching
  • the promotion and monitoring of equality of opportunity weaknesses.

Report Recommendations