Turnitin Feedback Studio helps London sixth form centre save time marking and prepare its students for the future.
Located in East London, Leyton Sixth Form College serves a large and ethnically diverse student population, drawn from Waltham Forest and the surrounding boroughs. With the majority of its students aged between 16 and 18, the College provides a wide selection of both academic and vocational study programmes, including A-level and BTEC qualifications.
The performance indicators for learner destinations from Leyton Sixth Form College are very positive, with a high proportion of Level 3 learners progressing to university. As a sixth form provider, the College works to provide students with academic support at all levels and equip them with the skills they will need for later in life.
As a sixth form provider, most Leyton Sixth Form College students arrive from secondary school with minimal knowledge of digital literacies or accurate academic citation. This can present a challenge, since many are enrolled on to courses that are predominantly or entirely coursework-based, such as BTECs or the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).
Staff at the College, therefore, have some knowledge gaps to fill if their students are to flourish. When Madihah Jilani – a Health and Social Care teacher at the College and the subject of this case study – arrived at the college, she soon discovered some inconsistencies in her new department’s approach to academic integrity and assignment submission. Delivering courses consisting of 100% coursework, Madihah was keen to improve her students’ academic literacy skills and give them the self-confidence to produce original assignment submissions.
Students at the College who are using Turnitin Feedback Studio report feeling more confident in the work that they submit and better prepared for the future. Staff report that the use of Turnitin has enhanced the teaching, learning and assessment process at Leyton Sixth Form College, resulting in better quality feedback and improved student assignment submissions. They note that more efficient administration and marking processes have saved valuable time.