The majority of teaching at Bartholomews takes the form of one-to-one tuition. Students on courses of individual tuition have the advantage of the maximum possible flexibility in course structure. They have complete freedom to choose syllabuses which best suit them personally and can sometimes complete a whole A level or GCSE from scratch in as little as one term. Timetables can be flexible, often to fit in with students’ individual circumstances. Courses of individual tuition can commence at almost any time during the year.
Whilst most of the students at Bartholomews receive entirely individual tuition, group tuition may be arranged if appropriate. Additionally, students are sometimes encouraged to receive some of their tuition in small groups and some individually. In particular, we have found this useful in Art and Business Studies, as well as for GCSE English.
Science Practical Work
In A level Science there are 12 practical components that need to be completed. Science practicals take place in the College’s own laboratories, in groups of usually no more than three students.
Although most tutors will cover these aspects in tutorials, when appropriate, students are encouraged to receive specific coaching in study skills, examination tactics and essay technique. This is of particular help to students who find it difficult to organise their time and work effectively.