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BTEC qualifications

Wednesday 26th August 2020

BTEC qualifications

Following an announcement from the Exam Board, Pearson, on Wednesday 19 August, results for some BTEC qualifications were to be re-graded. For Level 3 courses, these new results are now available to Holy Cross students via the Exams’ page in MyView. Students should be reassured that the new grades cannot be lower than those already received on the original Results’ Day. Additionally, Pearson should release results for Level 2 qualifications later this week and there will be a further update when these are available.

BTEC Results and Enrolment

Thursday 20th August 2020

BTEC Results and Enrolment

We understand that students may not have results formally confirmed for their BTEC qualifications ahead of their enrolment appointments at Holy Cross College in the coming days.  Please do not worry about this.  We will have a full discussion with you about your plans and proposed course at enrolment and will give due consideration to all of your results at that time.  Please bring with you any relevant information that you have received from your school to support this discussion.

We look forward to seeing you in the coming days.

A Level Results Update

Thursday 20th August 2020

A Level Results Update

Reissued A Level results are now available on student's MyView page. These reflect the higher of either your Calculated or Centre Assessed grades.

Publication of BTEC Results Delayed

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Publication of BTEC Results Delayed

We have been informed that BTEC results will not yet be published in a message sent by Pearson to schools and colleges late on Thursday 19th August 2020. 

Following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, they have reviewed the impact on BTEC students and taken on board feedback from teachers, schools and colleges. Following their review and this feedback they have decided to apply Ofqual’s principles for students receiving BTECs this summer.

This means they will now be re-grading all of the following BTEC courses:

  • BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF)
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards
  • BTEC Level 2 Technicals and
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

They will work urgently with colleges to re-issue these grades and will update us as soon as they can. No grades will go down as part of this review. Their priority is to ensure fair outcomes for BTEC students in relation to A Levels and GCSEs and that no BTEC student is disadvantaged.

We will update this page as soon as we have further information. 

Important Enrolment Information

Monday 17th August 2020

Important Enrolment Information

Key points to consider ahead of enrolment starting this week:

To complete enrolment fully please remember that you will be required to provide evidence of ‘eligibility’ for funding (commonly your UK birth certificate or UK/EU passport). Only original copies can be accepted for this. If you have neither of these documents, please see alternatives by logging into your admissions portal.

To allow us to maintain social distancing during enrolment we are asking that students attend their appointment on their own. If it is essential that a student is accompanied by a parent/carer can we please ask that this is limited to one adult only. It is essential that students do not attend appointments with extended family groups as we will not be able to accommodate these.

Holy Cross is also asking students to wear face coverings during the enrolment discussions when they will be seated with a member of staff. Please bring a mask or similar covering with you to your appointment. Staff will be wearing a visor for the length of the discussion.

Whatever your results are on Thursday 20th please look to keep to your enrolment appointment so that we can have a full and detailed discussion with you about your options at Holy Cross. Please do not worry if your appointment is later than others in the process; no student will be disadvantaged as a result of their appointment date and time.

Please can we also ask that if you are feeling at all unwell and are displaying even mild symptoms related to COVID-19, do not come to college for your enrolment, please wait until you are fully recovered. We can arrange a telephone enrolment for you if this is the case.

If you cannot attend your appointment for any reason please e-mail Admissions@holycross.ac.uk to let us know.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this information.

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