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16 - 19 Tuition Fund
The Tuition Fund is a sum of money allocated by the government to support students in the sixth form who are yet to achieve a Level 4 in GCSE English and/or maths.
Level 4 in GCSE English and maths is generally regarded as being the minimum entry level qualification for a wide range of further education courses and employment opportunities.
Tuition funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of sixth form students entering the sixth form with English and/or maths GCSE grades below Level 4. The money allocated is to be devoted to supporting these students to achieving Level 4 in the required subject(s) at GCSE sittings during the course of Year 12.
During the 2020 - 21 academic year, Chobham Academy has been allocated £3580 from the Tuition Fund. At the beginning of the year we had nine Year 12 students needing to re-sit English, maths or both. Four of these students achieved their required grade(s) in the November 2020 exams.
The bulk of the Tuition Fund grant will be spent on one to one tuition for the students involved. Tuition began in September 2020. This is carried out by external tutors. Weekly tuition sessions across the school year (notwithstanding lockdown periods) will amount to approximately £3000. We will increase the frequency of face to face support sessions once the students return to school following the current lockdown. This will enable us to respond flexibly to whatever form this year’s GCSE assessment will take.
The remainder of the allocated Tuition Fund grant is being spent on the purchase and printing of resources and on a contribution to the school’s subscription to the online Hegarty Maths study programme.