Shrewsbury Colleges Group has responded to the government’s announcement on Wednesday 30 December 2020 over the planned phased return to colleges in January.
Broadly speaking the arrangements for the week Tuesday 5 January to Friday 8 January remain in line with the plan outlined by the college before the end of the December term.
The only exception to the previously issued instruction relates to the A Level mock exams. These have been delayed for a week and will now take place from the week commencing 11 January 2021.
Confirmed arrangements for January
The teaching arrangements for the week commencing Monday 4 January until Friday 8 January are as follows:
- Monday 4 January is a non-teaching day and students will not have lessons
- All external exams timetabled for the week will continue as planned
- From Tuesday 5 January until Friday 8 January, almost all students on the three campuses will be taught remotely. This includes adult students
- Students at London Road campus who have exams in the week commencing Monday 4 January and Monday 11 January should attend campus for their vocational course only as per their usual timetable
- A Level students who are taking CTEC exams in the week commencing Monday 11 January will attend campus for their CTEC lessons only between 5 January and 8 January as per their usual timetable
- Mock exams for Year 2 A Level students will be postponed for the week Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 January. Year 2 A Level students will instead be taught remotely. Year 2 A Level students are permitted to return to college week commencing 11 January and it is therefore anticipated that mock exams will begin the week commencing 11 January. Details will be provided at the start of next week
- Vulnerable students will have a risk assessment to determine whether they should attend college
- College buses will run as normal from Tuesday 5 January
- Further information regarding plans for the week commencing 11 January will be shared at the start of next week
Remote teaching will take different forms as appropriate to the subject. All planned lessons will be registered as normal. Students will be contacted at the start of the new term by their teachers with further details on the exact nature of the remote teaching arrangements. Students should check their college email and Teams pages for information.
We would like to thank students and their parents/carers for their continued patience and understanding during this time. We’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.