Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located in the main school building to enable access for students, staff and community groups. It has been attractively designed to promote the use of our IT facilities, reference books, fiction and careers resources. In addition we have DVDs, magazines and newspapers for students to use.
The ground floor is a multi-use area which has modern projection and audio facilities to enable presentations and external events to take place. Upstairs there are two spacious computer areas which allow students to undertake individual work. Sixth Formers have access to these areas for private study.
Student Librarians assist the Librarian with the day to day running of the Library and undertake a structured training scheme which gives them an opportunity to enhance their social, literacy and organisational skills.
We aim to facilitate study and research. Learning skills are actively supported and developed through the curriculum and the resources available. Departments are able to use the LRC for class research and reading lessons. Our resources are reviewed regularly to offer students up to date materials.
Careers resources are available for independent research and are linked to programmes on the computer system for instance Kudos, Launchpad and Careerscape. Careers interviews by our "ADVIZA" Careers Advisor are available. UCAS and university prospectus information is updated each year.
In addition to providing space and resources for private study, the LRC also runs a range of activities designed to enhance and widen students' learning experience. These include Film Club, a BGN Book Club, various literacy-based competitions, chess tournaments, and interactive displays relevant to the curriculum and to the Catholic year.
The LRC is open:
- 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and until 3.30pm on Friday
- Lunch time and breaks for all students
- Access is available for the Sixth Form at all time and the Sixth Form Silent Study Area is in the LRC.
- Before and after school the LRC is open for homework and private study (computers are available)