Learning at Worthgate
Our researched based teaching and learning approach works by identifying the individual’s academic needs and aspirations, providing them with a stimulating and modern immersive education environment which allows them to achieve their goals.
We place great emphasis on regular professional development for our teachers, meaning we teach our students with the latest techniques, ensuring they receive an enhanced learning experience in and out of the classroom.
Emma has over 15 years experience in UK and international education. She has served as an academic senior leader for the past 8 years, joining Worthgate in 2015. Emma is an experienced History, Government and Politics teacher and examiner across a wide range of levels.
Dr Nicola Robinson,
Assistant Principal Academic
Nicola was a research biochemist in a leading pharmaceutical company before moving into teaching ten years ago. Being interested in a research-based approach to teaching, she has always been keen to provide students with opportunities to learn beyond the curriculum and be inspired by contextual learning.
Emma has over 15 years experience in UK and international education. She has served as an academic senior leader for the past 8 years, joining CATS Canterbury in 2015. Emma is an experienced History, Government and Politics teacher and examiner across a wide range of levels.
The Worthgate School is a fully immersive English environment. All school life, including lessons, are conducted in English, giving every student the opportunity to master the language in both academic and social settings. Our immersive education style nurtures every student to build knowledge, become resilient and achieve the best outcomes in life.
Support for High Performing Students
Students with strong academic ability and English skills are provided with challenging additional activities. High performing students have opportunities to work beyond the curriculum through leadership opportunities, academic challenges and online university courses (MOOC). In addition, UpLearn is a platform utilised by A level students to support their attainment.
We offer extra sessions for students who need them, and staff are always more than happy to help with any academic support. The aim of our additional learning support is to raise a student's level of independence, increasing their enjoyment of learning and empowering them to succeed academically.
Our teaching staff are committed to getting the best out of every student. Teachers set challenging targets, encouraging students to deepen their learning through further study and research utilising resources in our Learning Resource Centre. Teachers work with each student to continuously improve their work, while Personal Tutors provide extra support as required.
The Worthgate School was the first school in the UK to offer the University Foundation Programme, meaning students can feel confident they are being taught by the most experienced staff who know what universities are looking for in a candidate.
All students completing their course at The Worthgate School are invited to attend our Graduation Ceremony along with their closest family members every August. The ceremony is a wonderful way to say farewell and have a formal end to the year.