College Partial Reopening from 15th June
Measures are in place to ensure the safety of students and staff, including:
Examinations/Higher Education Applications
- Temperatures screened on arrival
- Hands sanitised on arrival
- Disposable masks and gloves provided as required
- An overall reduction in the number of people in the college
- A one-way route and social distancing in place throughout the college
- Frequent cleaning of all areas, with class rooms cleaned in-between lessons
The government have released further details on how grades will be awarded.
Schools and colleges are being asked to "make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exam this year". Teachers will take into account class work, home work, mock results, non-exam assessments and any other record of performance before submitting a students grade to the exam board. Exam boards will standardise the judgements once grades have been submitted, so it is possible the grade submitted to the exam board will change. These grades will be equal to grades awarded in previous years, and universities are expected to be flexible in line with the new grading system.
Students who disagree with their final grade will be allowed to sit an exams early in the 2020/21 academic year.
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are aware that the spread and impact of the virus is a cause of anxiety and uncertainty. For those affected, these resources from Mind
and the World Health Organisation
might be both informative and reassuring.