A Level Business Studies students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have participated in extra revision sessions with Tutor2U, aimed at helping them to boost their examination grades!

The Business Studies department at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an outstanding reputation for excellence. Each year, students progress onto competitive degree programmes and into challenging and rewarding careers. Not only do the students benefit from the high standards of teaching apparent in all areas of the College, but they are also encouraged to develop an ethos of enterprise and entrepreneurship, with many going on to enjoy success in national competitions such as Tycoon in Schools, led by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones, or the Voltage Project, run previously by Lancaster University. It is the combination of outstanding teaching, additional revision help and real-life experience which helps the division to maintain a consistently high A Level pass rates. In 2012, 72% of A2 students gained A* to B grades in their exams!

Tutor2U is a national organisation offering revision resources and workshops to students across the UK. Usually held in cinema complexes at a cost to the students, the College students were able to benefit from this excellent additional revision help free of charge, as their tutor Ryan Cook, is one of Tutor2U’s own lecturers!

The revision session ran all morning, and was offered in addition to the students’ regular studies. Head of Division for Business Studies, Sport, Public Services and HE, Ryan Cook, said, “It is my opinion that the revision sessions of this nature have several benefits.  Not only does it allow a useable timeframe to really penetrate the material to an appropriate intellectual depth, but more importantly than that, it sends out a message to all students that it’s ‘go time’ and say now is the time to really work as the exam approaches.  It also exposes students to the level of understanding of their peers, which for some, highlights their weaknesses in that subject in order to target their revision more effectively and in working two tutor groups together, it allows for a sense of camaraderie, as well as a good opportunity for peer learning to occur.”

The College is dedicated to offering its students with every opportunity to develop their business acumen whilst studying and will be launching a Career Academy in September 2013, meaning that even more students will be able to go on to enjoy business success in their future careers.