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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

GCSE examinations update

We understand how unsettling the past few weeks have been since the announcement that all GCSE examinations are cancelled this summer. Today, the Department for Education and Ofqual have provided more concrete guidance to schools, colleges, parents, carers and students in relation to the calculation and awarding of grades.  

All students who were due to sit GCSE mathematics or English language examinations this summer can be reassured that the College has reviewed the guidance for schools and colleges thoroughly and we are confident that all students will achieve the grade their whole year efforts deserve had teaching, learning and examinations been fully completed this academic year.  

We are also confident that no student will be unfairly disadvantaged in relation to their next steps, whether this be progression to the next level of qualification internally, externally, university or your personal endeavours during this time of uncertainty. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank students for their patience during this time, for updates from the Department for Education and Ofqual please see the linked documents below.  

Letter to students

Summer 2020 grades