Students joining St Albans Independent College to study GCSEs do so for a variety of reasons, the most common being that parents feel that their son or daughter will benefit from small classes, individualised support and a hard-working academic environment.
Students appreciate and respond well to our friendly and informal atmosphere where they are treated as young adults and are encouraged to develop self-confidence and self-discipline. In comparison to most other schools, our relatively small student cohort allows students to feel comfortable at the College and build friendships quickly.
Our policy of teaching no more than seven students in a class and our student-centred approach to teaching encourages lively debate, while focusing on developing a sound Knowledge base and the underpinning analytical, evaluative and exam technique skills necessary to do well.
Weekly written assignments and regular tests are used to deepen learning, monitor student progress and to provide a strong basis for revision.