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Year 12 Information

Year 12 students are continuing their studies through on-line course delivery.  It is of vital importance that all year 12 students continue to engage in their learning, as directed by their teachers.

We have had to make many adjustments to our normal provision, but we are doing the best we can to continue to deliver our courses remotely and to support students as fully as possible.  We have been carefully planning the remaining weeks of this term to ensure that we can conclude this important first year with our year 12 students as successfully as possible.  

For on-line course delivery, this is what we aim to provide, subject to teachers’ health:

  1. Teachers (who are well) will email the class every day they would normally have a lesson with them.  This communication will outline what work students should be completing.
  2. Students will be directed to on-line materials and resources and will be asked to submit work electronically for assessment, where appropriate.
  3. Teachers will endeavour to respond to email queries from students.

If students are having problems with accessing learning materials, they should contact their subject teachers and personal tutor to let them know.

Potential return to college in June

We are responding to the Government's desire for some year 12 students to have some face-to-face contact before the summer break. We have a page devoted to this which you can find /404here.

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 been postponed. Once we know when college might restart, we will make a decision as to whether they will be able to take place.

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. Clearly, should the end of year exams not take place, these cannot form part of the assessment. These summative grades will be used to inform progression decisions.

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 /404careers 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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