Updated 09/09/2020 @ 12:45
What to do if you feel unwell?
The main symptoms of Coronavirus have been identified as:
- High temperature – This means you feel hot to touch on your head.
- New, continuous cough – This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
- Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – This means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If you have any of these symptoms, we ask that you DO NOT come into College and arrange to take a test.
If you are using College or Public Transport and the driver believes you have any symptoms, they have the right not to bring you into College.
If you attend College with any of these symptoms or they develop whilst you are at College, you will need to be picked up by your next of kin and taken home. You will be provided with written instructions on booking a test and reporting the results to the College.
ANYONE with symptoms of Coronavirus should then self-isolate until they have received a negative test result back. If anyone you live with has symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 you should NOT COME to College and self-isolate for 14 days or until that person receives a negative test result back.
Please contact the College if you are unable to attend. Call 01962 797311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 11.00am each day. Please do not just contact your Progress Coach or anyone else as that will not be recorded as a notified absence.
Updated 02/09/2020 @ 16:30
In line with the latest Government guidance, all students, staff, and college visitors will be expected to wear face coverings in communal areas whilst on site. This includes corridors, shops, toilets, catering outlets and the library (prior to sitting down). We are also requiring all students travelling to college to wear face coverings on college arranged transport.
They will not be required in classrooms, sports facilities, offices or outdoor spaces.
If you are exempt from wearing face coverings, this will be discussed and recorded on your arrival to college.
Updated 24.08.20 @ 14:30
As a reminder, the following BTECs are being reviewed and regraded where appropriate:
- BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF)
- BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards
- BTEC Level 2 Technicals
- BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.
We promised to share an update with you as soon as we could on timings for the release of revised grades and I am now able to confirm that all eligible results will be available by August 28.
For more information on GCSEs. AS and A Levels and other qualifications in 2020, click here.
Updated 20.08.20 @ 13:30
Extra Support for 2020 Leavers
Many of you who have left college in 2020 have a clear idea of your next steps; to all of you, we wish you the very best of luck. For others though, we understand that you may still be uncertain about your future -we want you to know that we are still here to help.
With the assistance of the Southern Universities Network, we will be offering additional, dedicated Careers support for 2020 college leavers from Aug 13, 2020 until the end of September.
We are offering:
- 1:1 appointment – ‘in -person’ appointments, with social distancing measures in place, will be available at our Andover Campus on 26 August and 2 September. Please email: email@example.com to book an appointment. Online appointments are also available.
- Careers hotline – Monday – Thursday 9:00-10:00am, and 3:30-4:30pm
- Webinars – Webinars will be available on Searching for Apprenticeship, Writing a Winning Application and Applying for University through UCAS.
- Support available to local students – We can also offer a limited amount of support to local students who did not attend our college. There will be places available on the Webinars and you are also free to use the Hotline.
Updated 04.08.20 @ 10:30
The Government have released a Student guide to post-16 qualification results: summer 2020. This guide is for those receiving qualification results in England this summer to help you understand how results have been awarded this year and where to find more information.
Click here to view the guide
Updated 06.07.20 @ 09:00
College Enrolment Plans
This year we’ll be enrolling you at college a little differently. In order to accommodate social distancing guidelines we plan to undertake as much of our enrolment activity as possible on a remote, electronic basis. This means that the majority of applicants will not need to attend college in person to enrol onto their course in August.
Where we feel it will be helpful for you to have a more detailed discussion with a tutor, to inform course choices, you will be invited for an appointment in college between Friday 21 and Friday 28 August 2020.
We will be writing to all progressing students during July with details of whether they will be enrolled remotely or asked to come in to college for enrolment. Whilst many students can be enrolled remotely, some will be asked to come on to campus to review course options.
Got your results already?
If you are not waiting on exam results to inform your application, we will write to you during July with details of your electronic enrolment.
Waiting on GCSE results?
In the week of 20 August you will receive an email from the College giving you a link to a web page where you can record your GCSE grades. Please complete this as soon as possible after you receive confirmation of your grades, so that we are able to progress your enrolment. You will then be advised whether we can process your enrolment electronically (meaning you won’t need to come into college until term starts) or if you, or we, feel you would benefit from a face-to-face enrolment interview. All face-to-face sessions will observe social distancing guidelines and be scheduled on an appointment basis. Enrolment interviews for new students will be conducted between Friday 21 August and Friday 28 August.
Please be reassured that whatever your results we will work with you to find a course that meets your needs.
FROM ALL OF US AT ANDOVER COLLEGE, PLEASE STAY SAFE!
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