Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

21/05/19: It’s half-term next week. The College is completely closed on Monday 27 May for the Bank Holiday and then a skeleton staff will be in for the rest of the week. Lessons resume on 3 June, but the timetable will be suspended on 5 June as staff attend a Training Day.

15/05/19: An information meeting for parents of students thinking about applying for Oxford or Cambridge later this year has been moved. Due to take place next week, it will now take place on Tuesday 11 June from 6.00 – 6.45pm.

09/05/19: There is one month left for students to get their applications in for a September 2019 start. The original application deadline was in March, but it is still possible to make a late application. In the event we find ourselves over-subscribed, we will give priority to those students who applied before the 31 March deadline. We will then consider those students who apply between 1 April and 9 June for consideration and it is our intention to interview all students who apply during this period (provided they look likely to meet our entry requirements) by Thursday 13 June. Students who make a very late application (after 9 June) will be held on a waiting list until enrolment in August 2019.

09/05/19: Progression exams for Year 12 students finish on Friday 10 May and then the final A level exams for Year 13 A level students start on Monday 13 May. Exam timetables are available for students to view on Tyber.

29/04/19: Lessons resumed today with the start of the Summer Term. All students have lessons until Wednesday. From Thursday 2 – Friday 10 May Year 12 A level students will stop lessons while their Progressions Exams take place. All BTEC students and Year 13 A level students will continue to have lessons during this period. However, there will be no lessons for anyone on Monday 6 May due to the May Day Bank Holiday, when College will be closed.

17/04/19: Year 13 students please note: All Year 13 A level and BTEC lessons will go on as normal during Year 12 progression exams in May. Year 13 A level students will continue to have lessons until their final examination in each subject takes place. The focus of these lessons will be on revision, exam preparation and practice. Where students have an A level exam in the afternoon, they are permitted to be absent from lessons during the morning of the exam to prepare.

17/04/19: The Summer Term starts on Monday 29 April and we are almost straight into Year 12 Progression Exams. A level students in Year 12 will take part in these exams between 2 – 10 May. Please note, there will be no Year 12 A level lessons during these seven days. Year 12 BTEC Subsidiary (IT and H&SC) and Year 12 Criminology classes will continue as normal as students are working towards completing formal qualifications in Year 12. If however there is a progression exam in one of their other Year 12 subjects in the afternoon, they are permitted to be absent from lesson during the morning. All year 12 BTEC Extended Diploma lessons continue as normal.

15/04/19: Reminder, that examination certificates from last summer’s exams are now available for collection from the Exams Office. Ex-students need to contact the Exams Office to make an appointment to collect between office hours (Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 4:00pm and Friday 9:00 will 3:30pm). If unable to collect in person, students can write a note and nominate someone (friend or family) to collect on their behalf. The note must be presented on collection.

09/04/19: Reminder to all students sitting A level and GCSE Examinations in 2019: the Awarding Bodies have agreed a ‘contingency day’, which is Wednesday 26 June 2019 for examinations. This contingency date has been set aside to address any national or local disruption which may arise during the June 2019 examinations series. Consequently, it is advised that candidates do not plan a holiday or be at any distance from College before 27th June 2019.

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