No, you will need to use an Abbey College Manchester login to access the lessons and the course materials, as they are hosted via our Microsoft Teams platform.
No, lessons are taught live, so you will need to attend at the time specified.
No, but resources will be uploaded for the lessons where relevant
All of the course content will be relevant to your subject whatever the exam board. In general terms the content difference between exam boards is very small. The courses are designed to ensure that you are knowledgeable about the core subject content. Our teachers are experienced in the subject curriculum across different exam boards.
If after attending the first lessons, you wish to drop out, then the course fees will be refunded minus the cost of the first lesson. There will be no refund for withdrawals after the second lesson.
Yes. We plan to run Easter Revision courses, the content and timetable for these will be complied following feedback from the half term courses.
No, the joy of teaching online, is that you can be anywhere in the UK, or the world, to access the lessons. As long as you have a good internet connection and a suitable laptop / tablet you can access the lessons and course material from anywhere
Yes they are available, but not unconditionally. They will be able to answer some questions, but if you demand an unreasonable amount of time then they will cover your questions at the end of a lesson.
You may well be set some work to do after the lessons in order that you can consolidate your knowledge. We will ask for some diagnostics assessments before the GCSE English and Maths classes to help us with our planning.
Teams Meetings are an important component of Remote Learning as they provide the needed interaction between teachers and students of a traditional classroom.
To ensure the best learning environment and that all students can engage positively with the lesson all participants in the Team Meetings are expected to adhere to the following rules and best practices.
• Arrive on time for the Teams Meeting
• The Team Meeting is a virtual classroom; therefore, we expect the same standard of behaviour and engagement as in a face-to face lesson.
• Choose a quiet room free from distraction and be dressed appropriately
• Your camera must be switched on so you can be seen in normal light
• If you choose to use a virtual background screen, please make it an appropriate one that allows for you to still be visible
• Posture before the camera must be conducive to active learning and participation. The student’s full face must be visible in the camera frame.
• As expected of any class interaction, participants are to treat each other with courtesy and respect.
• Offensive or inappropriate language is not to be used in any form of communication. This extends to discussion postings which may be part of or an extension of the Team interaction.
• Use of any profanity – written, drawn, displayed or spoken – during a meeting is unacceptable.
• Taking screenshots or screen recordings of virtual classrooms without the explicit permission from the teacher and class members is unacceptable.