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The Childcare Department
Member Name: HonestGirl
Advantages: Learning that everyone know matter who they are should have a voice and be respected
Disadvantages: The teachers, the unprofessionalism of the teachers and their general attitude.
During the two years that I studied in Harlow College, it was defiantly the worst two years of my life. I started in September with high hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future; I left in May the following year with depression, insomnia and low self esteem. The main problem you ask? Most defiantly the teachers! The work was never marked on time even on one occasion it took one teacher 14 months to mark the work (the work has to be marked within ten days according to their policy) you were spoken to like a piece of dirt off the end of their shoe, if you ever gave an opinion or concern you were put into a meeting and the teachers acted like children themselves. For example if you went up to a teacher for help they would act like a 2 year old going through the "terrible twos" screaming and shouting. For anyone with a disability (like I have) don't go into the childcare department! I was hounded for almost a year to have a teaching assistant and I kept refusing to have one, as I am within my rights to do so, and they would not listen. (That is where the insomnia comes in). To make matters worse they decided to change the rules I think a term before we finished the course. Before we were allowed to do an essay as many times as we liked to make sure we got it to the right standard required for university or at least to pass the course. In January they changed that to you can only do it 3 times then that's it! So as you can imagine everyone was stressed out as we had not learnt how to write an essay to the right standard first time round. That explains how insufficient their teaching is because they kept changing their minds about what needed to go into the essay. Because of this, the teachers believed that we (especially young people with a learning disability) would not be able to get into university and if we did we could not complete the whole 3 years or however long your course is. (That is where the low self esteem comes in).Every Year when all the results come out we always do really well, for example this year we came out with 99.6 per cent pass rate. Ever wondered how they got it that high? . We started out with 23 pupils in my class. By the end of the first year their was 13. Half had left because they didnt like it the others were manipulated out by the teachers saying things like "we think your struggling with this course a little bit" rather than think well this child needs help. lets help them pass. Yet in the childcare department they always come out with either 99 per cent pass rate or 100. Maybe 100 per cent pass because they only keep the children that are able to pass the course and dont bother helping the children who might stuggle abit
Summary: This is the worst college i have ever been to, Its called furthur education not finish education!!