Welcome to A Levels
Hello and welcome to our College. We are delighted you have chosen to study with us, and are looking forward to meeting you (If we haven’t done so already).
In this pack you will find photos of your tutors so you can start to get to know their faces and your summer assignment. If you have any issues with the summer work you can
contact Marilyn Kennedy, the head of department via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you in September.
What will happen if I don’t get the grades?
Try not to panic, we would advise you to attend enrolment as normal, as this will allow you to make an appointment with a tutor to discuss your options.
We have many years of experience in ensuring students progress on to the course most suitable for them, so you can trust we will do everything we can to ensure you have the best opportunities to succeed.
Can I change my mind?
We understand that choosing what to study is a huge decision, so we allow students to up to 6 weeks to change their mind and transfer to an alternative course/s if places are available to do so.
We also have a very effective‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This will include one-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well, and is the chance for you to raise any concerns you have with your current studies, and for us to help you solve them.
Will classes operate remotely?
We have been using the Google Suite for Education for over a year and it is used confidently by staff and students. This allows us to teach and assess remotely and meant we could transition to remote learning during the pandemic fairly easily, maintaining all timetables and lessons as normal.
G Suite allows us to teach and connect with every student either one-on-one or with the whole class so you can be confident your experience will be as high in quality online, as it is on campus.
At the moment we are preparing to teach most of our lessons online in the first instance with science lessons remaining on campus in our labs. If social distancing restrictions relax we will consider changing this and begin to introduce more lessons back on campus.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
We are very privileged to have been awarded Direct Licensing status from the Duke of Edinburgh award.
The award is an internationally recognised scheme by employers and Universities and aims to inspire young people to make a difference within their communities or to an individual’s life and develop compassion by giving service to others. There are 4 sections to complete for the Award:
- Skills Development
- and the well-known Expedition
As part of your study program you are able to enrol onto the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This can be discussed with the DofE Manager at College - Richard West, who you can contact directly below, or your A Level tutors can help you to get in touch with him after you have completed your Induction.
More information can be found at www.dofe.org/do/.
The cost of the Bronze and Silver award is £30. This will cover registration and expedition transport and campsite fees. You may need to purchase some personal equipment, mostly clothing but we can forward details of retailers who provide participants with discounts. This will also be included in your DofE Welcome Pack which you will receive through the post once enrolled.
Should you have any further questions regarding the award please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Public Services Lecturer / DofE Manager
Public Services Lecturer / DofE Assistant Manager
More questions? We will be happy to answer them!
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