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An Introduction

The GSCE years are perhaps the most challenging times in anyone’s life. We all cringe when we think back to those formative years with all the angst that accompanied them. Today the pressures faced by our teenagers are even greater with the constant availability of social media and more academic testing than ever before; so at Buckswood the ‘learning scaffold’ around every student helps to keep them on track and achieve their full potential.


The structure, discipline and routine of school life at Buckswood necessitates a self-discipline and respect that every teenager needs to help focus the young mind on academic progress. Support goes beyond the classroom with 1:1 Access Time every evening for students to seek help from the subject tutors, the VLE (virtual learning environment) that is accessible twenty-four hours a day with homework, extra reading and the annotated notes from the Smartboards during lessons and weekly reports that keep everyone informed on the progress being made and advice on how best to achieve every last percentage point possible!