Full Time Study

Subject GCSE IGCSE A Level
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
English
English Language
English Literature
Religious Studies
Economics
Business Studies

At Birmingham Tuition Centre we have designed a full time study programme providing students with the opportunity to undertake their GCSEs or their A-Levels in their entirety.

We focus predominantly on the core subjects, namely, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English, and allow our students to select them all at GCSE level. Our A-level students are permitted to undertake a maximum of three core subjects at AS and A2. All GCSEs and A-Level courses are assessed in a linear format and as such exams are held once a year in June. This is in consideration of the changes made to GCSEs and A-Level courses in June 2013; future reforms are scheduled for September 2015.

We expect all our full time students to attend the centre for at least 15 hours per week, during the course of which they will be taught by their tutors. This is a compulsory requirement and failing to comply with this could result in the activation of stringent disciplinary measures such as exclusion. Our students are permitted to leave the centre during their lunch breaks, however they must abide by the centres code of conduct. Our uniform policy requires students to wear smart attire and they must not therefore attend in inappropriate or casual clothing.

We recognise that GCSEs and A-Levels can be a challenging and stressful period for many students and we therefore offer both academic and emotional support. We motivate our full time students with the intention that they may be inspired within themselves and achieve the best results possible. We regularly monitor their performance and offer feedback to ensure they excel in their studies.

Upon successful completion of their GCSEs, the vast majority of our students choose to remain at our centre and complete their A-Levels. Other students continue their studies at well-established Grammar School Sixth Forms or renowned colleges.

All of our A-level students apply to renowned institutions including red-brick universities with an ambition to pursue their chosen career. We guide them through their application routes by educating them about their career choices and assisting them with their UCAS applications. BTC is registered with UCAS and we can therefore provide references to universities on behalf of our students to give them an informed assessment of their academic abilities. We also help invigorate our students’ personal statements so they are differentiated from other candidates who are also applying to university.

We equip all our full time students with useful resources such as College Performance Tables, University League Tables, open day information and talks from previous students to channel their decisions in the right direction. Our aspiration is to produce independent, responsible and mature students who become role models for other students and settle down to a successful career. We are very proud and value all our full time students, including those who are a now part of the BTC alumni.

Term Dates 2017/2018

Term 1/1 10/09/2018 – 26/10/2018
Half Term Break 29/10/2018 – 02/11/2018
Term 1/2 05/11/2018 – 21/12/2018
End of Term Break 24/12/2018 – 04/01/2019
Term 2/1 07/01/2019 – 15/02/2019
Half Term Break 18/02/2019 – 22/02/2019
Term 2/2 25/02/2019 – 12/04/2019
End of Term Break 15/04/2019 – 26/04/2019
Revision/Exams 20/05/2019 – END OF EXAMS

Exemplar Timetables

GCSE Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:00 Maths
11:00 – 12:00 Chemistry Maths
12:00 – 13:00  Chemistry  Biology
13:00 – 14:00 Biology English  Physics
14:00 – 15:00 English  Physics
15:00 – 16:00

AS Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:00 Biology Maths C1 Biology Chemistry Biology
11:00 – 12:00 Biology Maths C1 Biology Chemistry Maths C1
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 Chemistry S1 Chemistry
14:00 – 15:00 Chemistry S1 Chemistry
15:00 – 16:00

Note: Maths and Physics Lessons at Stratford Road Branch. Chemistry and Biology at Robin Hood Lane

A2 Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:00 Maths C3 Biology Biology Maths C3
11:00 – 12:00 Maths C3 Biology Biology Biology
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00 Maths M1 Chemistry  Chemistry
14:00 – 15:00 Maths M1 Chemistry Chemistry  Chemistry
15:00 – 16:00

Note: Maths and Physics Lessons at Stratford Road Branch. Chemistry and Biology at Robin Hood Lane.