External exams for BTEC and CTEC courses at Shrewsbury Colleges group will go ahead as planned in January.

Students in Abbey Gardens

Students will be required to sit these exams as scheduled unless notified otherwise. All planned revision sessions have now moved online.

The college has completed a thorough risk assessment ahead of the external exams and implemented a series of health and safety measures to ensure students and staff's safety.

These include:

  • Minimal student and staff presence at each of the campuses, reducing interaction between students.
  • Exam desks more than two metres apart in the exam room.
  • Face coverings are allowed to be worn in exams if the student chooses to.
  • Continued use of the anti-viral barrier applied throughout the campus.

Students have also been asked to continue measures from the autumn term; this includes sanitising hands on arrival, wearing face coverings on campus, and using keep left and one-way systems.

Students have been advised to carry their college ID and exam timetable if using public transport as evidence of a reason for travelling during a lockdown.

Following the UK Government's announcement on Monday 4th January of a national lockdown, Shrewsbury Colleges Group announced that students are not required to attend any lessons at any of the campuses, other than those identified as Vulnerable.

The college will be providing lessons and guidance for students via online platforms to continue their studies during this period.

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