Business & IT on the road to outstanding
BSix runs a system of Internal Quality reviews of departments. They mirror an Ofsted inspection and are led by an actual Ofsted inspector. The most recent department to be reviewed is Business & IT and the inspector concluded that it is a 'Good', grade 2 , department.
The inspector highlighted the key strengths of the department. These include BTEC Extended Diploma results which are 14-15% above the national averages. Students in the department are enthusiastic and make very good progress. Lessons are well-paced and develop understanding well. There is also good monitoring of progress in lessons and excellent reinforcement of learning through the use of key resources.
The inspector also interviewed students who said that they like BSix ,value its diversity and the resources available in the department.
The Head of Business & IT Shehnaz Awan was thrilled with the result and thanked all the staff, and the inspector, for their positive approach to the process.
This result follows the same result for Health & Social Care. Both departments have the potential to become 'Outstanding' in the next twelve to eighteen months.