"Empowering students and developing the well-rounded individual"
At Albemarle our two primary objectives are to empower students to achieve exam success by encouraging hard work and independence of thought, and to provide students with a foundation on which to build, encompassing careers guidance, work experience and life-skills coaching.
Each student joining the college has an initial consultation with their Curriculum Manager to establish goals and objectives, explore career options and to ensure that the correct selection of A-Levels and/or GCSEs is made. This is the first stage in a careers guidance programme tailored to suit the individual student.
All students are assigned a Personal Tutor to monitor their progress and provide help and advice on academic as well as pastoral matters. Albemarle's careers guidance programme has been strengthened through partnership with a number of visiting professionals and our network of university contacts from a variety of fields.
Revision Sessions are held in the summer term for all A-Level and GCSE courses, in the build-up to the May/June examination period. Students benefit immensely from these sessions where revision and exam techniques are honed, and individually tailored help is given.
All our A-Level students leave Albemarle to go on to study at a reputable university, generally in the UK and sometimes in the USA. We have a range of specialist programmes including work experience, which help to prepare students for university and beyond.
Many students find choosing the right degree course a daunting task so we equip them with the tools they need to make the right choice. We arrange university tours accompanied by Albemarle teachers and through our extensive alumni network, students are able to gain a real insight into many different degree courses at a wide range of universities. All of our senior teachers have close connections with top universities and are available to give advice to students and providing mentoring.
The Principals themselves take an active role in career planning and arranging work experience, essential to setting students on the right path to success. When students leave Albemarle, they remain very much a part of our extended family and can call on us at any time for advice and support.
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