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 Post subject: SGS Berkeley Green
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:04 pm 
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Does anyone have any DC’s at Berkeley college doing GCSE’s? If so what do you think of it? Strengths? Weaknesses? Considering for DC. next year.


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 Post subject: Re: SGS Berkeley Green
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:04 am 
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We were inundated with mail from them last year asking for DD to join for her GCSE's. I had a quick look on their website (out of curiosity more than anything as travel would be an issue for us) but found their website not very helpful. I couldn't find any reference to GCSE and A-level results, OFSTED reports, numbers on roll seemed very low for capacity etc. subjects seemed limited etc. It all seemed very much "look at our facilities, aren't we great" but no substance for academic achievement behind it.

Guess a visit might help to see what they offer.


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 Post subject: Re: SGS Berkeley Green
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:38 pm 
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cazien wrote:
We were inundated with mail from them last year asking for DD to join for her GCSE's. I had a quick look on their website (out of curiosity more than anything as travel would be an issue for us) but found their website not very helpful. I couldn't find any reference to GCSE and A-level results, OFSTED reports, numbers on roll seemed very low for capacity etc. subjects seemed limited etc. It all seemed very much "look at our facilities, aren't we great" but no substance for academic achievement behind it.

Guess a visit might help to see what they offer.


Re the restricted subjects, it is a University Technical College, so you wouldn't necessarily expect a wide range of non-STEM subjects at GCSE level and certainly not post-16.

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 Post subject: Re: SGS Berkeley Green
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It’s also a relatively new place, you wouldn’t expect to find much data on their results

Personally wish it was all still the labs.. loved working in that place


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 Post subject: Re: SGS Berkeley Green
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:21 am 
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Thanks all. Seems it’s still early days. I heard good things about it especially opportunities into various companies and it sounds like it could be a good career route rather than traditional uni and all those associated loans. More research needed!


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