Bridgwater College Academy

Bridgewater College Academy

Bridgwater College Academy

Tutorial

Tutorial sessions in the Polden Campus take place at the beginning of the day to allow the tutor group to review the previous school day, praise for rewards and to make students aware if they have a detention that day.  It also allows all students to ensure they have the correct equipment for their learning and to resolve any concerns a student may have that day. The Ambassadors run a shop in reception each morning for those students who have forgotten or need to purchase a pen/pencil/ruler.  

All tutorial sessions are structured to be purposeful. Therefore each session has been carefully planned. 

In line with Bridgwater College Academy’s Curriculum Intent we are committing three sessions of teacher led reading a week to tutorial times for students in years 7 to 10. It has been proven that students who have extended texts read to them with momentum allows for all readers to effectively engage in complex/unfamiliar texts, develops vocabulary and embeds reading as a natural practice (which is required in all subjects being studied). 

Reading Aloud

"Reading aloud is an advertisement for reading" - Jim Trelease - Read Aloud Handbook

Hearing stories read aloud strengthens speaking, listening, writing, reading and comprehension skills.  It increases vocabulary, helps students appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language, enhances imagination and observation skills, improves critical and creative thinking skills, expands a student's general knowledge and understanding, develops positive attitudes towards books as a source of pleasure and information and helps to create life-long readers.

For a list of books that students will be reading during their tutorial please click here - Reading List

 BCA Tutorial Overview 2019-20

Year Group

Assembly

Tutor Activity

Monday

Tutor Activity

Tuesday

Tutor Activity

Wednesday

Tutor Activity

Thursday

Tutor Activity

Friday

11

Monday

Assembly

English

Maths

Science

4

7

Tuesday

1

Assembly

2

3

4

8

Wednesday

1

2

Assembly

3

4

9

Thursday

1

2

3

Assembly

4

10

Friday

1

2

3

4

Assembly

 

Tutor Activity 1

Tutor Activity 2

Tutor Activity 3

Tutor Activity 4

Uniform Check

Uniform Check

Uniform Check

Uniform Check

Equipment Check

Equipment Check

Equipment Check

Equipment Check

Detentions/Attendance

Detentions/Reward

Detentions/Attendance

Detentions/Reward

Guided reading led by Tutor.

Guided Reading led by tutor.

Guided Reading led by tutor.

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