Centre Policy

LSI Independent College Summer 2021 Centre Policy

Online Teaching

Along with all schools and colleges in England, LSI Independent College has had to suspend its face-to-face lessons in the first part of the Spring Term. However, we are pleased to announce that all of our timetabled lessons have been going on as normal through MS Teams. In addition, our students have been receiving regular pastoral support through MS Teams. We are hoping to return to face-to-face teaching on 8th March, dependent on the government's decision about whether it is safe for schools and colleges to return at that time.

Autumn Re-sit Results

A small number of external students prepared for their A Level re-sits at LSI College in Autumn 2020. We are pleased to announce the following results:

  • A* in Physics
  • A* in Further Mathematics
  • A* in Politics
  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Mathematics.
Congratulations to these students and we wish them all the best when they go to university next year.


2020 A Level Results and Destinations

Congratulations to our Year 13 students, who received excellent A Level results in Summer 2020.  54% of the grades were A*-A, 88% of the grades were A*-B and 100% of the grades were A*-C.  This is a tremendous achievement, especially considering the huge challenges that students had to face this year.  The majority of students gained places at their first choice universities and destinations so far include the following: 

·         Medicine, Queen Mary 

·         Medicine, Sunderland 

·         Medicine, Sunderland 

·         Medicine, Keele 

·         Biomedical Sciences, Leeds 

·         Biomedical and Molecular Medicine, Nottingham 

·         Biomedical Sciences, Queen Mary 

·         Biomedical Engineering, Middlesex 

·         Anthropology, Durham 

·         Bristol, Law 

·         Law, City University 

·         Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway 

·         Queen Mary, International Relations 

·         Queen Mary, Politics with Business Management 

·         Creative Computing, University of the Arts 

·         Textile Design, Leeds 

·         Fashion, Ravensbourne 

September 2020

Return to Face to Face Teaching at LSI Independent College

It was great to see our students and teachers returning to face to face teaching this week.  Our A Level students had taken really well to online lessons on Microsoft Teams, having 100% on their lessons during the school and college closures in the UK.  However, they were very happy to meet their classmates and teachers physically again.  We are sure that our returning students will emulate the success of our 2020 leavers this year. 

Term Dates 

Autumn Term: 7th September-18th December 

Spring Term: 6th January-26th March 

Summer Term: 19th April-11th June 

September 2020

UCAS Seminar for Year 12 Students

It was great to see our Year 12 students back in College for a UCAS seminar on 22nd June. It was not only a useful event, but was also very pleasant as the day was beautiful and we were able to hold the event in our spacious garden, thus definitely ensuring social distancing.

For those students who were not able to attend the event, our UCAS co-ordinator arranged one-to-one UCAS consultations on Microsoft Teams, so that they did not miss out.

The event served very well as a prelude to our hoped for return to full face-to-face teaching in September.

June 2020

Farewell to Year 13 Leavers

We say farewell to our Year 13 leavers, who have been a magnificent cohort of students, especially considering the trials and tribulations of the last few months. They have been amazingly resilient. We truly hope they get what they deserve on Results Day and that they move on to a great future.

June 2020

Successful Move to Online Teaching

We have all been affected by the coronavirus crisis, but the students and teachers at LSI Independent Sixth Form College should be commended for the speed and success of the switch to online teaching, necessitated by the physical closure of the College on 20th March. We decided to use Microsoft Teams as we felt it would work well with our small teaching groups. The platform has enabled the full College timetable to be delivered in an interactive way, engaging the students in much the same way as a good face-to-face lesson should. By and large, the experience has been very positive for students. We have tried hard to make the move to online teaching as seamless as possible, so that students could not only benefit from the full curriculum but also so that we could provide continuity and routine for students who would otherwise be struggling under quarantine measures. In many ways, the success has been remarkable, especially considering the narrow timeframe in various platforms, including our ultimate choice of Microsoft Teams, had to be researched, set up and implemented, not to forget the rapid training of teachers. Schools and colleges were officially closed from the afternoon of 20th March, with very little notice. What would normally take a year or two of planning was accomplished within a matter of days. What has also been impressive is the flexibility and adaptability of our students and teachers in making a virtue of necessity in these challenging times. We are of course all looking forward to the return of face-to-face lessons in September, but this has been a very useful learning experience for all.

May 2020

Ofsted Inspection, February 2020

Although it seems like a lifetime ago because of how much life has changed for us all over the last few months, LSI Independent Sixth Form College was inspected in February 2020. We were very pleased with how the inspection went. We were judged to be Good overall, with Good in each category apart from one; we were judged to be Outstanding in the Behaviour and Attitudes category. All credit goes to our students and teachers for this excellent outcome. You can download the full Ofsted report from our website, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Students appreciate the small class sizes and the personal attention they receive.
  • They value their teachers’ dedication in helping each of them achieve their best.
  • Students’ behaviour is excellent, and they work with diligence.
  • Students cherish meeting with peers from around the globe.
  • In all disciplines, teachers have very strong subject expertise and teaching experience.
  • Students gain new knowledge and deepen their understanding well.
  • Teachers make sure that students have many opportunities to revise their previous learning.
  • Students are unwavering in their determination to succeed.
  • Staff morale is high.


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