A level and GCSE government announcement

Published: January 5, 2021

The government announced last night, that the planned A level and GCSE exams scheduled for this summer would not go ahead as planned.

However, another form of assessment will take its place.

As of yet, we do not have any further information as to what form these assessments may take, we will of course keep you informed as we get the information through.

However, we know from last year that grades were based on work that had been completed, attendance and mock assessments. While this year may take a different form of assessment, it is of vital importance that students attend and engage with their remote sessions for maths, English and A levels. Teachers will be delivering live remote sessions, which will include assessments, and students must complete all work set.

Non-attendance to remote sessions will be followed up, any non-attendance will seriously hamper a student’s ability to achieve and progress and may put their place at college at risk.

If you need support, or will have any difficulties accessing sessions remotely please contact your tutor.

The college is still open for students who are vulnerable or are children of key worker, this also extends to students who do not have the resources available to work from home.

At the moment, exams for functional skills students are still planned to go ahead.

Extra tuition sessions for maths and English are still taking place, albeit remotely. Students should still attend these mandatory sessions remotely, the extra support in these key subjects is of the upmost importance, and is in place to support our students to achieve. Please speak to your tutor if you are unsure when these sessions are taking place.

We are here to support our young people to achieve, whatever form this may take.