Brixham College has taken a number of proactive steps to reduce the risk to our school community: The ongoing promotion of hand washing and hygiene routines for staff, students and visitors. We have also delivered information and guidance to our students through out Values Lessons.
Continuation of Learning at Brixham College.
In this period of uncertainty Ofqual is working closely with the appropriate organisations to manage the situation in the event of a widespread outbreak of coronavirus. Expanded information can be viewed below, but there is a clear message from Ofqual that schools and colleges should prepare for Summer exams and Assessments as normal.
There are numerous articles in other forums and publications that suggest a number of approaches that would be deployed over the Summer. Please be advised that much of this journalism is speculation.
Updated information from the DFE and Ofqual will be posted on the college website as and when it is released.
We have established a virtual online teaching and learning platform using both ClassCharts and Microsoft Teams– particularly for our GCSE and A-Level students. All examination Year Groups have had dedicated assemblies which have outlined how to access online learning. All staff have received training on how to set and give feedback on work for examination classes. We are committed to keeping our students on track with their learning at all times.
Latest Ofqual information
Ofqual’s advice on the coronavirus: continue exam and assessment preparation for summer 2020 as normal
Ofqual has released the following statement on coronavirus:
‘We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Our advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal’.
“We continue to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education, and we have met to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum. It is still many weeks until exams start, and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.”
You can access a range of information on examinations and assessment through the Ofqual website:
We understand this is a very difficult time for both students and parents, particularly in the event of school closure. Please be reassured that staff will be working to the best of their ability to keep students up to date with teaching, learning resources and advice and guidance that will keep them on track in the lead up to the exam period.
If you have any questions with regard to examinations further to the update, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Mrs T Hale
Vice Principal Quality of Education