FAQ’s

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What are the opening and closing times for BTC?

1138 Stratford Road

Hall green

Birmingham

B28 8AE

Mon  09.00 – 20.30

Tues  09.00 – 20.30

Weds 09.00 – 20.30

Thurs 09.00 – 20.30

Fri      09.00 – 20.30

Sat     10.00 – 20.30

Sun    09.00 – 21.00


194 Robin Hood Lane

Hall Green

Birmingham

B28 OLG


Mon  09.00 – 20.30

Tues  09.00 – 20.30

Weds 09.00 – 20.30

Thurs 09.00 – 20.30

Fri      09.00 – 20.30

Sat     10.00 – 20.30

Sun    09.00 – 21.00

How does BTC compare to other providers?

We are a private institution that values the importance of each child. We support our students and ensure they are good role models for others. We firmly believe that a learning environment is more effective when there are only a few students per class and as such we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 8 students per class. We provide an array of services, ranging from one-to-one tuition, to tuition in group sessions, and exam support.

How often should my child receive tuition?

BTC recommends at least one lesson per week for external students who receive tuition as an additional source of support to aid them in their exams. We suggest that this quantity is increased closer to the examination period when students generally require further exam practice. We also advise that students who are currently achieving below the national average aim to have more than one lesson per week.

What procedures are laid down if a student misses a lesson?

For our full time students, any missed lessons are made up during holiday periods or during the term time on another day. External students who receive tuition after school are not charged for their lessons and if they wish, they may rearrange for another day.

Do you offer tuition for the 11+ exam? If so when should I start preparing my child for the 11+ exam?

Yes. Year 4 and 5 are clearly the most significant years for preparation for the 11+ exam. We appreciate parental enthusiasm and concern, and therefore preparation can commence in Year 3. Please note that if your child is in Year 3 the best course of action would be to seek tuition on a one to one basis.

Does the centre help with UCAS applications and provide guidance with University applications?

Yes. We provide references upon request and can help students prepare for their University interviews. Please note there is a maximum charge of £50 for the former service.

What career aspirations do Sixth-Form students uphold?

Most of our students aspire to study Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy and other competitive degree courses, at renowned universities both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

What is a standard day at BTC?

9.30am – 3.30pm

Are your centres located within a good distance from local facilities and amenities?

Yes. Both centres are surrounded by food outlets and are in close proximity to Shirley shopping centre.   Our centre on Stratford Road is also located near the Hall Green Library, and Sparkhill Primary Care Centre.

What is the admissions deadline for students who wish to study full time?

Students applying for the forthcoming academic year (September 2018 – June 2019) must apply before May 30th 2018.

Does the centre help with UCAS applications and provide guidance with University applications?

Hold meetings, prepare them for interview.

When are the exam entry deadlines?

For May or June exams the deadline is 16th January 2019. Please refer to exam section for further information.

When should I start preparing my child for the 11+ exam?

Year 4 is clearly the most significant year for preparation for the 11 Plus. We appreciate parental enthusiasm and concern, and therefore preparation can commence in Year 3. If your child is in year 3 the best course of action would be to seek tuition on a one to one basis.

When are the centre's main examination periods?

The examination periods are November, January and May-June. This is subjected to changes taking place in the next academic year 2018-19.

Do you offer home tuition?

No. This proposal goes against the current policy we have established.

What ages do you teach?

Children aged 7 years up to Undergraduate level.

Do you have any arrangements in place for children that have special needs or require special consideration?

Yes. We attune our programs to accommodate children with special needs. We assess their academic ability and provide multiple measures where necessary. We currently offer wheelchair access and can implement special needs measures during the examination period including modification or enlargement of test papers and allocation of scribes etc.

Does the centre employ a specific dress code?

Yes. We expect all our full time students to attend their lessons in smart business attire. Any student that attends otherwise will be sent home and asked to return accordingly