Each subject has three 90 minute lessons
Two of the three are placed together to help us manage the college spaces safely. The third lesson will be an afternoon lesson of 90 minutes
‘double’ and ‘triple’ courses have two or three times as many classes, but all are timetabled to the same format
Your timetable will include sessions of independent study and opportunities to do non-class work so unlike school it will feel more ‘grown up’
The amount of work to be done outside class will vary a little through the year, but you should expect to be, as a full time student, doing a similar number of hours outside of class time as you in timetabled classes.
Work outside of the lessons will include 90 minutes per subject of independent study which you will place on your weekly timetable – this is work set to help you gain a deeper understanding of the subject, plus any completion/catch up you need to do, or developmental work set by teachers alongside your own research.
Basic stationary pens, pencils, paper and folder for starters. Each course may have additional equipment expectations such as calculators and text books.
The art based courses required cameras.
You will have been sent a guide to what you need and what to do to prepare in your ‘Studying@Franklin’ lessons.
If you can’t find this go to the Bridging Work Section of the Website or email the College.
Yes if this is your usual way of working. If not please talk to your teacher.
The average class size is 17, but individual classes vary from small groups of around 8 to 10 in some Languages, to some larger groups of 22 or so in subjects like Psychology. We tend to split larger classes by the end of the induction period (the first 3 weeks or so) if they are above 24.
Classes start at 9 am and will finish no later than 4.15pm
Yes we are operating a hybrid model of lessons, this is a mixture of lessons in-college and remotely with the support of teachers.
We are continually following Government guidance in relation to COVID-19 to operate in the safest way possible under Government guidance.
Yes, we are ensuring our Risk Assessments are clear and followed. There will be increased cleaning and use of entry zones and clear signage to help you get around the buildings. The student code of conduct is being updated and full information will be provided when you enrol to help keep you safe.
We will be running our usual bus services, details on the website. The College location is also served by a number of public transport routes.
You will need to wear face-coverings to use the transport and wherever possible keep distance (currently advised to be 1m+)
A range of hot and cold food will be available onsite. We are updating our provision constantly to provide a service for our students.
Our timetable has been set in order to reduce the total number of students on site at any one time, in accordance with current COVID restrictions. The notion of year group ‘bubbles’ and contact with others peers is monitored as we work to reduce the amount of contact with different blocks of students from First and Second year students each day. ‘Social spaces’ for break and lunch periods are managed and monitored safely and we ensure that large crowds do not form. We will continue to update guidance and respond quickly.
The timetable has been carefully planned to allow us to move from on site to remote working patterns. We have learned a great deal from the lock down about working with students offsite and we are confident that if it becomes necessary to close the buildings again, we can continue your education effectively.
Guidance is continually changing. We are currently working on the basis that much enrichment and wider activity can be done remotely and are working with our partner organisations to build safe and appropriate opportunities into College life as soon as we can.
As opportunities present themselves we will of course want to offer a wide range of enrichments, placement and trips.
Almost all students will do three subjects, if these are single choices for example three A levels. Some of our courses are ‘double’ and some ‘triple’ in size, so students will take 1 double course and another subject, or will take one ‘triple’ as their full study programme.
We are aware that things can change. This might be because your results are not exactly what was expected, or because of a change of plans for the future. Some students start on courses and realise that they are not what they expected.
At enrolment, you will be able to have a full discussion about choices. We are usually able to accommodate course changes because we have a much bigger curriculum choice than other local schools & colleges. It is important ot talk to us as quickly as you can if there are any changes you wsant to discuss.
During the first couple of weeks you can talk to your Progress Coach if you need to clarify options. It is more difficult to change the longer the term goes on and all bridging work must be completed if a change is agreed.
We understand that this year has been very different and we want to be as flexible as possible. We will work with you to get you on the best course. In some cases, if your studying@Franklin work is good, and you’ve just missed the entry thresholds by a little, we may let you start the course and see how you go or we may conduct some tests to see if we believe you can cope with the demands of the course.
If you have been unable to complete the ‘Studying@’ lessons for your courses then there are further bridging work tasks available on the website. You must let us know if there is any reason for lack of work completion. You will be unable to enrol on a course if you have not completed bridging.
There is no uniform and you can express your own style as long as it is appropriate.
We need to ensure we know who our students and staff are. This is a part of our safeguarding policy and is really important. It is also good practice as many employers also require identification to be displayed in this way.
No. Holidays are not allowed during term time under any circumstances. The College will, in some cases, remove students from roll if holidays mean attendance is significantly affected. It is important to note that poor attendance seriously affects grades.
These are on the college website.
Yes, but you need to ensure the hours do not interfere with college time and that you can balance the work requirements for your job and your courses so all college work can be completed.
There is a range of financial support for students that are eligible to help with costs such as food, travel, trips and equipment. Applicants were posted this information in July.
Yes, there is free WIFI. Access codes are provided at enrolment.
Progress coaches and Careers Staff will help and advise you and assist in writing your personal statement.
Subject tutors will be able to set catch-up work, independent study exercises and support you wherever possible. It is really important that you put effort into catching up any work missed through sickness absence.
Yes, there is free travel if you are eligible and many different bus routes across the Lincolnshire area. If you are not eligible for a free pass, College buses are subsidised and charged at only £1 per journey.
The short answer is ‘any member of staff’ who you feel comfortable to talk to.
For most students this is usually the Progress Coach. This person is the main point of contact in College and can liaise with subject areas and make any necessary referrals depending on the problem or concern.
At the moment, we are not issuing lockers. This is to help us keep the buildings safe and clean. We will review the situation and if locker use becomes possible we will let you know.
We will be operating a booking-in system in the LRC form now on.
If you want to be able to use the LRC outside of class time, for example for independent study periods, or for a period of time in the holidays or after the end of the College day, it will need to be planned in advance so that we can manage the numbers. Your Progress Coach will help you plan this.
Yes, we offer advice on CV writing and interview skills through tutorials.
Our Learning Support team will identify any support arrangements, including extra time with you. This may mean undertaking assessments to ensure we get the right support for your needs in place.
We asked all applicants to complete a home-working survey and are aware that there are likely to be some students in this position. We may be able to loan some equipment depending on our resource availability in the new term, so you should raise this with you Progress Coach in the first instance.
We are also planning to support remote and home work by running sessions at our outreach centres in Immingham, Caistor, Louth and Alford.