Information regarding Coronavirus is constantly changing and we understand you may have concerns.
Please be assured that as a college, the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors is of critical importance.
We are committed to following the appropriate guidance issued by Public Health England and the Department for Education and continue to monitor developments as new information becomes available.
We will continue to use the college website and our social media platforms for updates.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH
LATEST UPDATE AND GUIDANCE
Following the latest advice from government, we have assessed the college’s situation and made the decision to close down our campuses from 5pm TODAY, March 24th until Monday, April 20th.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation, in line with government advice. Please therefore continue to check our website and social media platforms for updates.
Students will continue their learner journey with us online, maintaining regular contact with their lecturers and completing assessments etc as and when requested. Our home learning page will provide advice and support on how to make the most of working from home and online working as well as provide other useful resources and support including next step guidance for current students. Our school liaison page will offer careers advice and guidance for those potential new students.
FRIDAY MARCH, 20TH
Updated Guidance for 14-16 and GCSE/Youth College/CCNE learners
Government have released guidelines committed to ensuring GCSE students are awarded a grade which fairly reflects the work that they have put in. There will also be an option to sit an exam early in the next academic year for students who wish to.
Ofqual will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students. The exam boards will be asking lecturers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.
To produce this, your lecturers will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment – we are awaiting clear guidance on this. The exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in.
Ofqual and exam boards will be discussing with college representatives before finalising an approach, to ensure that it is as fair as possible. More information will be provided as soon as possible.
The aim is to provide these calculated grades to students before the end of July. In terms of a permanent record, the grades will be indistinguishable from those provided in other years.
We will update you further as more information becomes available.
Further information on Coronavirus can be found here