From Monday 23 March 2020 all students will be sent online work to undertake, and face-to-face delivery will cease, as set out below:
Your teacher will have provided you with an overview of the units that you are currently studying and access to materials and online resources.
For Full-time and HE learners work will be set via Showbie
or directly via email.
For part-time students and Apprentices – work will be set via the Qube
or sent directly by email.
In all circumstances students should follow the plans and instructions given.
If you have any problems accessing work please email
Students should check their Showbie/Qube and/or College email account on their normal College days in case of work updates.
Apprentices should call their employer and follow employer advice regarding attendance at work.
Students on work placements or work experience are advised NOT to attend their work experience placement.
Students can communicate with their College tutors, should there be any questions. See here (link to ‘A Guide to Learning at Home’) for further advice on studying from home that you may find useful.
If you are in receipt of free school meals, arrangements are in place for funds that would normally be allocated to your student card to now be paid directly to you.
Ofqual announcements on summer exams and qualifications
Ofqual’s board met this week (w/c 23rd March) and they have made two separate announcements on academic qualifications (A-levels, GCSEs) and technical/vocational ones. On A-levels and GCSEs, they say that:
From w/c 30th March, they’ll publish detailed information about the process and timetable for the summer cycle. They’ll also explain the steps they’d like teachers to follow and provide more guidance on teacher assessment grading.
By Easter, they will explain the process they’ll put in place to make sure grades are fair and what the appeals process will be.
As soon as possible, they will clarify arrangements for additional autumn exams
Ofqual will not be making announcements on technical and vocational qualifications until after Easter but say in a separate announcement that qualifications “used mainly for progression” will involve a similar estimation process to academic qualifications whereas other qualifications will either be adapted or - if there are safety-critical or licence to practice aspects to the qualification or the role - delayed. AoC staff (principally Eddie Playfair and Catherine Sezen) are closely involved in this work. You can read Ofqual’s statement here.