Information for university and college admissions teams
Please find below an outline of how the education of our Year 13 students applying to university for 2021 entry has been disrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic:
- Teaching in school ended on Friday 20th March for our Sixth Form students. For the 9 school weeks that followed this, students were taught via resources on google classroom and set work weekly to complete. Work was monitored and assessed and timely feedback provided to students. In addition to this, from 15th June till the end of term, students were taught remotely via google meet lessons for between one and two hours per week per subject - ordinarily this would be 5 hours of teaching per week in school. Engagement with lessons varied depending on a number of external factors including household circumstances, family or student illness (physical and mental) and access to technology. The level of independent study required of the students was unprecedented.
- We would ordinarily begin the university application process with students during taught lessons in school from the end of March onwards. To replace this, students were sent three video presentations outlining the application process and setting tasks for them to complete in order to prepare applications. Each student had a one to one conversation with their tutor in July to discuss their plans.
- Year 12 students would ordinarily sit formal summer examinations at the end of Year 12 in order to inform predicted grades. These did not take place this year. Instead, students have sat assessments in September, to help teachers plan their recovery curriculums as well as to begin to inform predicted grades.