English + Coding
We are delighted to announce the addition of a new programme English + Coding at Bandon Grammar School. Students will have the opportunity to learn English and also learn the skills of computer coding. With technology playing a key role in modern day life, our programme will open up the world of computing to boys and girls aged 11 to 15 years of age. Our coding component is well structured, interactive and all our teachers are fully qualified and very experienced.
World of Work Programme
We are happy to introduce the World of Work Programme in both our adult Schools Bray and Dublin and in various junior summer centres. The structure of the course provides students with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the working world and learn the key skills and qualities necessary as they embark on their future career paths.
Currently students complete either a one or two week syllabus. This covers:
- Interview Techniques
- CV and Cover Letter Writing
- How to Make a Good Impression
- Communication in the Workplace
- Alternative Careers: Film, TV and Fashion
- Science and Innovation
- Starting your own business
- Advertising and Marketing
Guided eLearning (GeL)
GeL provides an online learning environment to help students get the most from their time with us here in ATC. With GeL, students are offered a blended learning service which begins before they even leave home. Prior to departure, students can take our Placement Test on GeL, and are then given access to a number of lessons, specially selected to help them consolidate their English and boost their confidence ahead of joining us here in the school. Once they arrive, students can supplement their classroom learning with interactive online learning that adapts to each individual’s pace and capability. They can monitor their progress towards their personal goals and their teachers can quickly make recommendations and set targeted, individual work. For students interested in taking an exam during their stay, GeL contains preparation modules for both IELTS and Cambridge main suite exams: FCE, CAE, and CPE. Another great feature of GeL is the post departure access that students are given to a skills-based course, to help them maintain their level of competence long after returning home.