A Level and GCSE Grading
We have recently received an update from Ofqual regarding the awarding of A Levels and GCSEs for summer 2020. The guidance we have can be found here.
We are currently working through the detail of the guidance and will be in contact with Year 13 and one year course students directly. There are still questions for sixth form colleges and schools to work through, but please be assured that we will do all we can to ensure that St John Rigby students who have been working so hard are awarded the results they deserve. Please keep an eye on your college email accounts over the coming days.
Ofqual have issued an update on the awarding of grades for those students awaiting BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 results. The aim is to treat such qualifications in the same way as GCSEs, AS and A levels, with students receiving a calculated result. This result will be based on a range of evidence including completed units from prior to lockdown or those that were well underway at the point of lockdown and which have since been completed.
The aim is to complete this process within the same timescale so that results are issued at the same time as A levels.
Once again, please be assured that staff at St John Rigby College will do all we can to ensure students get the results they deserve and for which they have been working so hard.
Frequently Asked Questions for students, parents and carers
Ofqual has produced a letter for students who were due to sit examinations this summer. This is a very useful summary of the key questions. Please click here to access this.
We know that this period of uncertainty is very challenging for you all. Everyone at SJR is working incredibly hard to manage all that is happening and to support you as best we possibly can.
Following the government’s announcement, St John Rigby College remains closed until further notice.
During this period of closure, we are moving to a time of online and home learning. Staff have prepared for this possibility and students are advised to be working online during what would be their usual timetabled lessons, unless they are too unwell to do so.
Alongside this academic support, procedures are in place to ensure students with specific needs or those in receipt of bursary or free school meals have access to funds.