Update on 2020 qualification assessments
Your school will be asked to determine a centre assessment grade for you in each of your subjects; that is the grade you would be most likely to have achieved if you had sat your exams and completed any non-exam assessment.
Your school cannot tell you, or us, the grade they have submitted for you in advance. The grades they recommend to the awarding body will be moderated and could be subject to change.
Your place at Fareham College is secure; we have made an assessment based on your mock results as to the course that will be most suitable for you when you join us in September. However, if those grades change, we can still offer you a suitable programme of study, related to your career choice.
You should now look forward to starting at Fareham College in September. To help you we have prepared a booklet containing information and advice to help you with your transition to the College and college projects to support you in having a successful start to the new college year. The transition work will ensure the course is right for you and you follow the most suitable programme for you, getting a head start on your journey with us.
The Essential Skills booklet and Your College Project will be sent to you from Wednesday 22nd April.
If your moderated grade in GCSE English or Maths is not yet at a grade 4 you will have further opportunities to re-sit these subjects, initially in November, subject to entry criteria, and then in the summer series exams.
Therefore, it is really important you use the time available to you to continue to study English and Maths. The following resources are available to you:
- Maths – http://mrbartonmaths.com/index.html
- English – https://mrbruff.com/
- BBC bitesize for everything in between https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Update from our Principal and Chief Executive Andrew Kaye
I wanted to update you on how Fareham College is working to support Year 11 students’ transition to college.
We are still accepting applications for full-time courses starting in September 2020, including the new T Level qualifications in Digital Design, Production and Development and Education and Childcare.
Students who have applied and are awaiting their interview
Our Careers Centre Team will contact each student and conduct their college interview by telephone. Intro Sessions are cancelled for the foreseeable future, so after their interview, if successful, students will receive their conditional offer to attend the College by email.
Students who have already received conditional offers
For students who have already received a conditional offer from the College, their place is reserved for them. Students will receive their invites for enrolment during the summer term. We are looking at revising this process should we find ourselves in a prolonged period of social distancing, so not to disadvantage students in preparation for a September start. Any revised procedures or timings for enrolment will be communicated to students by email, on our website and through social media.
Your College Project
Students will shortly receive details of their college projects from our Careers Centre Team which they can work on to help them to prepare for their transition to College. Students are encouraged to complete the college project by the submission date, as it ensures we offer the most suitable provision to each individual student in September.
Resources to assist transition to the College
We have prepared a booklet with information to assist students with their successful transition to College. This will be emailed out to all Year 11 students who have applied, whether they have a conditional offer, or are awaiting interview and will also be uploaded to our website. It has also been shared with Careers Leads in schools, who may also wish to include this resource on the school website and/or in communications with Year 11 students.
We strongly encourage prospective students to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org should they have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, or any other questions at all and our Careers Centre Team will respond as quickly as possible.
I do hope that this information helps to reassure Year 11 students that we are working hard to ensure that their transition to the College is a successful one, despite the current situation, and if there is anything further we can do to help, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Andrew Kaye, Principal and Chief Executive.