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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Guidance For Year 13 Students

What is the academic timeline for key events over the coming months?

What is going to happen? When is it going to happen?
A Level/BTEC courses: teachers will continue to provide work remotely in your A Level/BTEC subjects April to the end of the academic year
A Level and BTEC results 13th August 2020
Opportunity to appeal results

Autumn term 2020

There are no confirmed dates as to when exactly this will happen and what the process will be for any student wanting to sit the exams.

Once more information is available this will be shared with you.

 

What are the different ‘scenarios’ for students who have applied to university or who may want to apply?

Students Action to take
Students who have an offer from a university to start a course in October 2020

Option 1: Plans unchanged

Wait for exam results to be published on August 13th 2020

Accept offers or go through clearing

Option 2: Changed your mind about a course

No update available as yet from UCAS about UCAS Extra. You will need to wait for results day / clearing to open. More details to follow.

Students taking a gap year and applying for 2021

Option 1: Unchanged plans

Contact school in September to start your application for 2021

Option 2: Changed your plan and wish to start in October 2020

No update available as yet from UCAS about UCAS Extra. You will need to wait for results day / clearing to open. More details to follow.

Students who have not yet applied to university and have changed their minds

We are awaiting guidance from UCAS and OFQUAL about whether students can apply late through UCAS or if they will have to wait until clearing on results day. More details to follow.

 

What should Year 13 students be doing now?

Whether you are planning on going to university or not, take this opportunity to do as much research about your chosen pathway as you can. Prepare yourself by doing additional reading about the subject or by completing courses that will complement your learning.

There are lots of online courses you can do that will be beneficial to you once your Higher Education/Apprenticeships have started so use your time wisely and take advantage of all the free additional learning you have available for you.

Use the link below to access courses that might appeal to you. Also access the university websites where you have applied to see if they offer any specific courses/webinars for that particular university.

  • Future Learn (https://www.futurelearn.com/): is currently the UK's biggest MOOC provider. MOOC’s are open online courses that you can do free of charge. Future learn offer free short courses, and 'programs' which are made up of a number of free courses to give you more in-depth knowledge on a subject.
  • EtonX (https://etonx.com/): You can request access to a valuable EtonX course, ‘Creative Problem Solving’, which has been provided by Eton College free of charge during lockdown. Other ccourses available are CV Writing, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills.
  • Free First Aid qualification from the Virtual College – Restart a Heart https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared
  • TED Talks in areas of academic interest (https://www.ted.com/talks)