How it works
The referral process
Student referrals usually start with a phone call to Apricot so that you can tell us about your students’ needs and we can begin the referral process. You will be asked to provide outcomes and objectives for the placement as a whole. These are then shared with teachers who used them to shape the learning outcomes for their lessons.
Prior to starting lessons, students receive an induction that introduces them to our learning platform and the interactivity of the online classroom. We try to show them how much fun and how much control they will have in their new lessons. They will also consent to our Acceptable Use Agreement at the end of their induction.
The whole process is very quick. We can get students in their classrooms learning within 48 hours of receiving a completed referral form.
Sample lesson clips can show you exactly how we work with our students. Interaction takes place through audio, chat box, screen sharing, rich-media activities, whiteboard activities, and more. Science experiments take place, English compositions reviewed, difficult myths in Psychology are dispelled, educational games are played, mindmaps are enhanced, and we even do a little virtual electronics.
The important thing is that the students are actively engaged in their work with teachers. They are thinking. They are experimenting. They are writing. They are doing all the things they would do in a physical school, but without the distractions present in large population of students.
Welcome to online learning.
Exam boards & curriculum
We teach to any exam board and have an extensive KS3, GCSE, and A-Level curriculum that goes well beyond core courses – Psychology, Computing, and Business Studies are among the most popular options.
Our reporting is a serious diagnostic tool that delivers clear attendance and progress updates in each subject. For teacher planning, client insight, and student revision, our reports highlight all the assessment objectives requiring extra focus, as well as those where progress is good.
In the interest of delivering an enjoyable learning experience and creating an environment conducive to high standards of learning, Apricot recognises the importance of promoting good behaviour and proactively encourages good online etiquette. We self-consciously extend our praise to include how their good behaviour will serve them once they are reunited with their peers in school.