22nd January 2021


Dear Parents, Carers & Students,

Hope you are all safe and well.

Exams latest: The consultation is now out!

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021  Please read and respond, this proposal is significantly different to what teachers were asked to do last year.

Briefing video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dcGTjJkULlf1W2NsIjN9G1vxIZDwUxxC/view?usp=sharing

Remember if you are experiencing problems please get in contact with us, we may be able to help.

The UCAS deadline has been moved from 15th to the 29th January – so it is still not too late to apply if you are in Year 13/14.  If you are not applying, you need to start thinking about your next steps e.g. gap year, work, apprenticeship, Art foundation course at VI Form etc. We are here to help whatever your destination.

Year 12 students you can’t register to apply to UCAS yet, but you can be doing research about courses and universities, going on virtual open days (www.unitasterdays.com) and start thinking about your personal statement (further guidance will follow).

A virtual Parents’ Evening for Year 13 students will be held on Thursday 11th February, with appointments available between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Full academic reports will be sent home via email, prior to this event, which can then be discussed during appointments with individual teachers. Details of the Parents’ evening and links to book appointments will be shared next week.

Thank you for keeping in touch with your teachers and your mentor each week. It saves us having to call you to check that you are safe.

Keep calm and stay safe.

Dave Mumford