Research and analysis

Getting to good: new 14-16 school partnerships

Ofsted good practice example showing how Bicton College improved by adopting new approaches with younger students.

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Bicton College - GPE.pdf

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This example explains some of the new approaches the college adopted for the changes to the 14–16 curriculum that have helped raise its game. Successful links with schools, employers and the local community have helped to adapt the curriculum to reflect modern day rural life and help more people progress to land-based careers.

Published 13 November 2013