Teaching and Guidance

CCSS class sizes are impressively small, averaging just six students per group. This provides unparalleled opportunities for individual attention in every lesson, making learning both enjoyable and effective.

Teaching Style

CCSS teachers are highly qualified specialists in their subjects and believe in active, student-centred teaching. “Learn how to think, not what to think” is the CCSS teaching objective. With an average of 15 years’ experience, their ability is unquestionable. Many also have experience as examiners, so when it comes to exam technique they really know what is required.

In class, students are helped to achieve a depth of understanding, debating issues and mastering the concepts, techniques and skills required to learn effectively solve problems and communicate at an advanced level.


Monitoring and feedback

Formal reports are sent five times a year to parents, and there are four Parents’ Days during the year providing the opportunity for parents to meet staff and for students to demonstrate their progress. We welcome contact with parents at any time, and invite you to be in touch with tutors or teachers whenever you wish. Teachers provide weekly, comprehensive subject feedback to their students. This includes reviewing current performance and identifying areas for improvement.

Personal tutors

The process of education is unique to each student. At CCSS we pride ourselves on finding the right route to unlock each student’s potential. Tutorial time provides an opportunity to talk through academic matters, such as time management, work output and academic study skills.

Tutors also assist in preparing the strongest possible university application, offering guidance for university entrance tests, such as UKCAT, BMAT, LNAT, and supporting work experience where this enhances university applications, such as in veterinary science, medicine and engineering.

Social and pastoral issues can also be raised with a student’s tutor, who quickly becomes a trusted ally of both students and parents.

Tutors are backed up by a wide range of specialist service providers who assist any student requiring a little more support, for example with SEN, language support or counselling provision.


Where to look next:

  • To find out more about our A Level and GCSE courses, click here
  • We have possibly the best boarding in the UK – have a look at boarding at CCSS
  • Our student profiles give you an insight into what life is like for students at CCSS
  • If you’re interested in seeing which universities our students go to, click here.

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