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Luton Sixth Form College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Enable more students to achieve their best by leaders ensuring that:
    • all teaching staff record student assessments regularly, in a way which enables progress mentors to identify students who are underperforming
    • students on science and mathematics A-level courses achieve as well as they are capable.
  • Improve the development of students’ skills for employment by:
    • ensuring that each student has an individual plan for developing the skills that they will need for their chosen career path or vocational area of interest
    • increasing significantly the proportion of students who undertake a high-quality work experience placement.
  • Improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment by:
    • providing relevant training and development for teachers to support them in designing activities to extend the learning of the most able students
    • sharing more widely the good practice of teachers who successfully provide students with more challenging activities
    • ensuring that teachers have the plans, skills and confidence to support the development of students’ mathematical skills in all courses.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • variable performance in a minority of AS and A-level subjects
  • insufficient challenge to students in a minority of lessons.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • key skills provision o effectiveness of group tutorials
  • sharing of teaching skills and best practice between subject teams
  • pass rates and the proportion of high grades achieved in some GCE AS and A-level subjects.

Report Recommendations