Information for Year 13
9th April 2020 : YEAR 13 EXAMINATIONS
- All Year 13 A level students need do no more work towards examinations or coursework.
Level 2 and 3 BTEC and CTEC qualifications: Ofqual announcement 9th April 2020
The period since the Secretary of State for Education announced exams and assessments would be cancelled this summer to help fight the spread of Coronavirus has been unsettling for all students and their teachers; guidance for those taking BTEC and CTEC qualifications has been particularly slow in coming out and I’m sorry to say that that guidance is not yet complete.
Despite the announcement today from Ofqual, we are still awaiting full, clear instructions in respect to the marking and awarding of grades to BTEC and CTEC students. This means that right now we continue to advise that where possible students should continue to complete coursework set by their teachers as this will mean that all unit and overall grades awarded can be as accurate as possible.
Exams and controlled assessments for BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Games Development and CACHE childcare courses will not go ahead and grades for these will be calculated in line with Ofqual and Exam Board guidance.
We also will need further guidance from Ofqual and the examination boards as to how we will grade units that students are unable to complete, for example units that require specific software or access to equipment or units that require group work. We, like you, hope for clarification on this as soon as possible.
Please be assured that students will not be disadvantaged because they have not received the same support with assignments as they would have received under more normal circumstances.
This guidance will of course be updated once we have received and considered any further guidance.
- More detail about this will appear on the website next week.
- The current latest information from the Governments to teachers, students and parents can be found here
Please continue to stay in close contact with your teachers and tutor so that you may seek help as it is needed.
A Letter to Parents and Carers
A letter from the Principal to parents and carers of Year 13 students regarding examination grading can be downloaded HERE
Working from Home
When working from home you will only need to access Teams, Moodle and your E-mail. This will be the primary communication tools used by your teachers.
Please share documents and files via Teams when you can. Please also use OneDrive and share the file link with your teacher. Please minimise the use of E-mail to send files.
Click here to access the links to .. Your Timetable, ProPortal, Web Email, Office 365.
If you do not have Teams then it can be downloaded here . Teams is also available for your Tablet and Phone. Go to your application store and download it. It’s FREE. Sign in as usual.
Please minimise the use of the My Work link above as you will be unlikely to need to remote access into the college.
To access your COLLEGE EMAIL click here and login with your college email XX12345@woking.ac.uk and password.
How to sign into E-Books from home .. click HERE
Adding your files to OneDrive – Click Here
If you are experiencing issues uploading files – Click Here
We are waiting for Adobe to confirm the licence switch to allow us to use this as home. We are due to hear from them today, 20th March 2020. We have not as yet and will update this page with the latest news on this.
I have compiled a list of alternatives below:-
Here is a list of sites offering free software downloads
Microsoft Office – Word/Excel etc – Login to Office.com and download the suite. Download button top right screen.
Blender – 3D and 2D Animation – Click Here
Davinci – Video Editing – Click Here
List of Free Graphics Software – Click Here
Autodesk – CAD/3D Design – Click Here
List of Free Music Creation Software – Click Here
Teams – How To, Tips and Guides
We have put together a number of resources to help with Teams
Communication with your collegues using Teams
Please note you can have 100 participate in a group chat. However calling and video features are shut off above 20.