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A level results day – 13 August 2020

Those students studying criminology, further maths, core maths and CeFS  will receive results.  Please do not come to college; we will email your results to you at 8.00 am.  It is important that you do not try to collect your results in person due to social distancing restrictions.  Only year 13 students will be invited to college to collect results.  If there are any progression issues arising from these results, we will contact you.

GCSE results day – 20 August 2020

Maths and English GCSE results will be emailed at 8.00 am.  Please do not come to college to collect results in person.

Timetable for 2020/21

We have made plans for all students to return to college full-time from 7 September 2020.  To achieve this safely in accordance with government guidance, we have had to prepare a new timetable. This new timetable will entail staggered starts and finishes for each year group. Whilst we are trying to ensure delivery of our core qualifications can happen on site, we are currently planning to deliver tutorial sessions online.  PTs will conduct one-to-one meetings at college in their new office accommodation in Dr Johnson House.  You will notice other changes, too.  For example, year 12 and year 13 will have separate study, social/eating spaces and each year group will have their own entrance/exit to college.  We will continue to implement and adhere to necessary control measures such as hand sanitizing stations and a strict cleaning regime.  All of the detail, including your timetable and guidance notes for students will be sent to you by email in August.

Progression to year 13

Those students waiting for confirmation of subject changes or restart requests will be emailed by 17 July with details of their programme.

Start of term for year 13

Term will begin on Monday 7 September.  For exact start and finish times, please refer to the timetable we will email to you in August.

Travel to college

College transport will be operating from 7 September and further details will be sent in due course.  Please be aware that all students using public or college transport will be required to wear face coverings.

College website

Key dates for the academic year are noted on the college website and we will continue to update the King Ed’s Virtual section.  We recommend that you check this area of the website regularly.

External exams

Students who were due to be sitting an external exam in May or June should access the exams information section.

Internal exams

The year 12 exams due to be sat in May have now been cancelled.

Progression into year 13

We will be following the same rules for progression into year 13 as planned. We have communicated these in previous emails and newsletter but they can be found in section 7 of the Study Programmes policy.

A summative assessment grade will be given in each subject based on evidence of work over the whole year, including the period where course delivery has moved online. These summative grades will be used to inform progression decisions.

Previous assessments (subject assessment 2) were issued in March; we recommend that you look again at these assessments to help you focus your efforts in the right areas.

Picking up a new course in September

A small range of additional courses will be available to appropriately qualifying students during progression. No discussions on accessing these can take place until after the summative assessments have been made in early June.

Careers Information

How do students access help with careers information?

The Careers Team will continue to work remotely doing everything they normally do; students should read the weekly email that they are sending out. Another option is to check out the careers section on the website.

How do students research university and other progression options?

Over the coming weeks, your personal tutor and the careers team will be providing students with resources and guidance around all progression routes beyond King Edward’s.

During this period many institutions and companies have been developing virtual tours and online material that will give students an insight into what they are like whilst any open events are not taking place.

Will work experience placements be going ahead?

We think that work experience is a great thing for students to do, but we know it’s difficult at the moment. Therefore the College are relaxing the expectation that all first year students will complete a placement this year. We’ll send out some ideas in the coming weeks of other things students can do. Meanwhile, helping your community, including by delivering shopping or giving elderly and vulnerable neighbours a phone call might be a good place to start. A number of employers are developing ‘virtual work experience’ opportunities; we will send out more information about this during the summer term.

Can I work or volunteer during this period?

Year 12 students are still classified as full-time and, as such, should not be engaging in any kind of employment during college hours. The most important thing is to stay up to date with your work, but if you can fit in some volunteering in the local community or employment in key services, this is fine as long as it does not affect your studies.

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