Students studying a ‘Short Fat’ option take a GCSE qualification in 1 academic year in an intensive course with 5 timetabled hours a week.
The end of year target for short fat courses is always the same as their GCSE end of KS4 target grades.
As students should aim to be working at this target level as soon as possible we have not included a progress path graph.
You should expect to see a steady improvement towards the target level throughout the year and students should work with this final goal in mind throughout the course.
The coursework component of the course is completed under ‘controlled assessment’ conditions. This means that the students work on coursework under informal supervision. Feedback on work to students is generic and they can then make individual improvements to their work.
Examined units - students have individual marks for each test and a mock exam. Their files are checked regularly and individual feedback is given on them and the work they have done in class and for homework.