Selby College asks:
Are you confident that you are meeting your targets and will achieve your qualification?
- 627 - I am on target to achieve and have already had 1 or more progress reviews with my teacher/s or GST
- 319 I just need to do more to get my targets and have already had 1 or more progress reviews with my teacher/s or GST
- 261 I am not sure, I need some help/support to get me back on track to achieve
Of those who responded to this survey, the majority of you (627 students) are confident that you are meeting your targets and will achieve your qualification, with 319 students confirming they know what they have to do to achieve. However, some of you, (21%), identified you are less confident in your success and are advised to speak to your tutor or GST as you may be over anxious and worrying without just cause.
Progress reviews are undertaken throughout your learning journey to:
• recognise the progress you have made to date on your course
• confirm you are on target to succeed on your programme
• recognise the additional support/effort required to ensure your success
• set SMART targets to stretch and challenge you to achieve your potential
You will have been involved in progress reviews at various times during the year and these may not always have been formal 1 to 1 sessions with your tutor or GST. Check out your target grades and progress data on eTrackr or Onefile, are you up to date?
Need some support?
If you are anxious about your exams or assessments you can see your tutor or GST to talk about your concerns.
GSTs provide personal and academic support for every full-time learner at the college and work with you to ensure your time at college is fulfilling and successful. GSTs have strong communication links with Tutors, parents/carers, other support departments and outside agencies. GSTs give advice and guidance on progression routes, careers and employability skills. GSTs work with students who wish to go onto Higher Education and help them with their UCAS applications, course and university choice, as well as supporting learners who wish to enter the realm of employment with interview skills and CV writing.
Your GST can also refer you to the College Counsellor if you need counselling support.
Whatever your concerns, please make sure you talk to College staff, so that they can help and support you
We all have to do them. Working towards exams can make us feel a lot of pressure. We might not have that much choice over whether or not we actually do exams, but there are definitely things we can do to help deal with the stress we're feeling. The college counselling service have provided a link to some useful tips on dealing with exam stress! http://www.studentminds.org.uk/exam-stress.html
Your time at Selby College is a vital stepping stone and most of you will already have plans for your next steps, be it Further Education, Higher Education, apprenticeship, employment, or other activities such as voluntary work. There are a range of links and resources to support your progression on the College Moodle GST site: https://moodle2.selby.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=68. Students can also access the tips and advice via our own Twitter page for updates on @selbycolcareer