Who was the student?
We met this student in the summer, prior to them starting Year 9. They wanted a year out of traditional schooling, to allow them time to focus on interests outside of the school timetable and to allow them the space to gain some independence prior to starting their GCSE studies.
How did we respond?
We met with the student and the family in the Keystone office, giving us the chance to learn more about the personality of the student and which tutors would suit them best. Following this, we designed a comprehensive timetable comprising of many subjects to ensure the student would stay on top of the curriculum for when they returned to school.
The student was based outside of London so the timetable was comprised of mainly online lessons. This allowed for greater flexibility in the timetable and the student was able to engage in other extra-curricular activities alongside their academic lessons.
The student had a weekly lesson in the office, allowing us to check in with the student and ensure everything was on track. This helped the student develop independence, as they were responsible for arriving at the office on time. Within this weekly meeting we would discuss homework and check that they were staying on top of their learning.
What was the outcome?
The student left Keystone after a year of tuition, gaining a place at a Senior School for Year 10. The student developed hugely during this year and learnt to manage their own diary and homework slots as well as structure their day.