We appreciate that there maybe many school leavers concerned about final grades and entry requirements since the announcement that exams will be cancelled.
But whatever happens on results day, New College Stamford are extremely well qualified and experienced in ensuring students are placed and supported on to the right course.
They recognise each student is an individual and has been ensuring every student they teach is placed and supported on the right course, the best course that will maximise their opportunities for success and achievement, for many years. So there is no doubt that even in today’s unprecedented times, striving for each students success should be any different.
What strategies do New College Stamford have in place to help students who may be worried about their grades?
New College Stamford have a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that has been developed over a number of years which ensures students are monitored carefully and supported appropriately whilst transitioning from school to college. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing students to change courses if they change your mind
- Moving students between course levels if they are finding their current level too easy / too hard
- Incorporating English and Maths GCSE in to their timetable if they don’t meet the grades they need
- Providing access to additional learning support should they need extra support in the classroom or assessment for learning resources
- Regular meetings with their Student Advisor, who will get to know them and ensure they are happy and engaged with their course
- One-to-one reviews with their academic tutor to discuss their progress
Whatever their grades, please be assured we remain focussed on making sure year 11’s and 13’s are not disadvantaged during this time of exam uncertainty, and will continue to support them to achieve their goals.
What advice does New College Stamford have for parents and school leavers?
- Engage with your school work - it is really important Year 11s and 13s continue to engage with course work and any other studies still required, as all learning can be applied, and could support your application. All school work is valuable to your educational journey and progression to courses at College.
- Visit the College’s social media platforms to see all the amazing experience students have had this year – it will help you motivated and focussed on your next steps!
- Still unsure what to do after school? Take a quiz on our Careers Advice and Guidance page and discover in-demand careers and courses, or register your interest for a College Tour and download prospectuses etc
- Ask for advice! - Any questions can be directed to all our course enquiries and admissions team who are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via twitter, facebook and Instagram.