Centre For Science and Art
Gloucestershire GL5 1BB
This course has opened my heart and mind more than any other 10 month period of my life..... I have learnt more in the past 10 months about life than in 6 years of mainstream education, and I would love more than anything for that opportunity to be available for other teenagers whom the normal education system has failed....
This course and the people on it has been my biggest support this year and given me more confidence to make choices that I feared before.
Through coming to do this course I have gained independence. Now I feel like I can do what I want with my life. Before I was going nowhere, now I feel I can go everywhere.
I have learnt so much throughout this course. But rather than academical learning I see it more like character building. I've learnt a lot of life skills and lessons that you can't be taught in a single lesson but only through experience. Thank you.
This course means more to me than I think I can express. Its given me a place when I thought I'd never find one, formed a bond I thought I'd never have. Its helped me uncover who I am and what I want to be and how to get there....
This course has been wonderful. After it I have plan for the next year and a rekindled love of theatre.
Helped me decide my next steps and be more ready for them.
I've met some absolutely, wonderfully amazing people through this course and I would not have been able to cope, really, at times without them...... I have grown so much as a person, confidence wise, trust wise and hug wise as well as a bunch of other things I haven't even realised yet - but I will.
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Unfortunately we could not find a way to run our Experiential Education courses in the current climate - both financially and getting them accredited. There is certainly the demand and the need for these courses.
Thank you to all the people, tutors and students, who helped make this pioneering education a reality between 2000 and 2013, we hope this impulse will arise in a new way elsewhere. The email address is still live and if you would like to send any comments.
The awarding body we were working with advised us that OFQUAL will not accredit a broad based course, we are investigating this.
Educational choice has been narrowed down by awarding bodies taking off the qualifications that are less specialised. For young people who do not know what they want to do or have tried a course that was not right for them are finding it harder to successfully complete their secondary education.
They want a course that offers an inspiring, broad-based curriculum that integrates a range of vocational subjects using an holistic approach to teaching and learning.
Not everybody fits into the same mould. - our research shows that businesses want young people who can take responsibility, use their initiative, have good team working and social skills and can communicate with clarity.... Young people want to work in meaningful work where their contribution is appreciated and they can feel they are making a difference.
“I have learned so much throughout this course. But rather than academic learning I see it more like character building. I’ve learnt a lot of life skills and lessons that you can’t be taught in a single lesson but only through experience. Thank you.”