On 10th November 2020, the Welsh Government’s Education Minister, Kirsty Williams announced that there will be no end of year exams for GCSEs, AS Levels or A Levels in 2021. Within the written statement, the Minister did confirm that there would be a mix of teacher-managed assessments and externally set and marked assessments, which would be delivered within a classroom. This approach will lead to centre-based outcomes being issued, following an agreed national approach to ensure consistency across Wales.
As part of your overall programme of study at Bridgend College, you are required to study and work towards resitting your GCSE English. This is an important part of equipping yourself with the important skills you will need to progress. It is important that you understand the implication that any decision or actions you take now will have on future progression and next steps.
If you are planning to progress onto a Level 3 course, an apprenticeship or to higher education either at Bridgend College or at another institution next year or in the future, in nearly every case, you will require a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths.
What you need to do
To ensure that you have the right support and the best possible chance to achieve your GCSE English, you must complete the following before Wednesday 16th December 2020;
Complete all set tasks online via GCSE Pod (minimum 1.5 hours per week)
Attend all online Google Meet GCSE English support sessions (1 hour per week)
Complete any outstanding GCSE English assignments on Google Classroom
If you do not complete the steps outlined above by Wednesday 16th December, we will assume that you do not wish to study GCSE English this year and will withdraw you from the subject. This will mean that you will not be entered for any assessments or examinations and will not be awarded a result. This is likely to impact your next steps and progression onto higher level study.
Remember, we are here to support you to be all that you can be. If you have any questions or need further support, please speak to your Personal Tutor or a member of the Skills Team (or email email@example.com).