• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

2021 Assessment Information

Friday 14th May

We are getting ever closer to the time when we can start allowing students to be released from Year 11! Please remember that during the next two weeks we will be carrying out final assessments, and ensuring all students have had the opportunity to complete any missed tests that have taken place. Students will be required to complete and sign a declaration form confirming that they have seen their evidence folders, were granted access arrangements where appropriate and that any mitigating circumstances have been recorded and shared with a member of staff. Now is your time to take ownership of the evidence we hold and ensure that it is a true reflection of your abilities.

A reminder that the Centre Policy is available to view here. It is important that you do read this and are familiar with the guidance contained in the document. We have also received a copy of the Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding Summer 2021, please follow this link to view the document.

Planning and preparation for the end of year celebrations are well under way and you should shortly receive a letter with details of both events. The JLT are working extremely hard to ensure that it is fantastic end to this year and we hope that as many students as possible attend.

If you have any questions then please contact either your form tutor, myself or the Welfare Team.

Mrs K Glen

Friday 7th May

This has been an extremely busy and tiring week for many students as they have been completing a range of assessments in support of their teacher assessed grades. The last couple of weeks will see the period of assessments drawing to a close and we will move into the moderating and standardising stage of the Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG) process. I would strongly encourage every year 11 student to start having conversations with their teachers regarding their evidence folders to see if they need to complete further work to boost grades. Now is your time to take ownership of the evidence we hold and ensure that it is a true reflection of your abilities.

The Centre Policy has now been reviewed and agreed and is available to view here. It is important that you do read this and are familiar with the guidance contained in the document.

If you have any questions then please contact either your form tutor, myself or the Welfare Team.

Mrs K Glen

 

Friday 30th April

This week we have started work in identifying those BTEC students that have completed all their coursework in readiness for the checking off process to allow students to leave school. All teachers of Year 11 are now reviewing assessment evidence and departments will decide if sufficient evidence exists, or further assessments are required. If you have any doubts or concerns, then please speak to your class teachers, they will be able to advise.

We are continuing our launch of the NCS programme with a visit from the NCS team on Friday. If students would like to sign up to join the programme, further information can be found later on in this newsletter. After a difficult year, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to get together with friends, make new friends and enjoy themselves!

We are excited to be launching our extended Sixth Form Bridging Course and further details will be included in our next newsletter. This is open to every student wishing to stay on at Abbey College and will be an excellent opportunity for our students to sample sixth form life and start their A level or BTEC courses so that they are well prepared for joining Year 12 in September.

Next week the Junior Leadership Team will be able to update you on the details of our plans for end of year celebrations. We will also include the opportunity to purchase a leavers hoodie and year book. A letter has now been sent to parent/carers via Parentmail advising how to order one or both of these items.

We hope that you all have an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend. If you have any questions then please contact either your form tutor, myself or the Welfare Team.

Mrs K Glen

Friday 23rd April

You should by now have received a letter outlining the plan for grades this year and also school end dates. The evidence folder pre-checks process starts on the 14th May, students with fully complete evidence for all of their qualifications may be released by the school from May 21st. Should a student not meet this criteria, they will need to remain in school until the work is complete. If you have any doubts or concerns then please speak to the class teachers, they will be able to advise.

We are extremely pleased to see that a number of our Year 11 students have already signed up for the NCS Programme. There is still time to sign up, further details can be found in this weeks newsletter on the right of this page.

We have already collected details of mitigating circumstances for a number of our students. If anything happened during lockdown that affected your progress and ability to perform, then please go and see Mrs Glen. Every conversation will be treated with complete confidentiality. If you would prefer, you can also contact the Welfare and discuss any issues with them. Please make sure that you have made contact with Mrs Glen or the Welfare Team before 7th May.

If you have any questions then please contact either your form tutor, myself or the Welfare Team.

Mrs K Glen

 

Grading Update 

22nd April 2021

Arrangements are being made to support our students and to ensure that grading in 2021 is fair and consistent. We are taking steps to ensure that the grades awarded reflect evidence of each “student’s knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to the subject content that they have been taught” and also that the Government’s intended outcome that grades in 2021 should be no easier or harder to achieve than in previous years. Further information can be found in the letter on the left of this page. 

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Y11 Contact

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

Direct dial: 01487 811337