As the College offers a wide range of study options, from full-time to Higher Education, arrangements may differ depending on the category/categories you fall under.
So that everyone is familiar with how things will look in September, progressing students will be invited to attend an orientation session during the summer. These will take place in small groups from 6 July – 14 August and will last approximately 1.5 hrs.
Similarly, new students will be invited in during w/c 24 August 2020 and w/c 31 August 2020 to complete enrolments and receive ID badges.
All students will receive a series of induction videos that they will be required to watch prior to the start of term, covering topics such as blending learning, social distancing and important safeguarding information.
GCSE Results Day 2020
We have now received confirmation that results will be available on Thursday, 20 August 2020, as planned. Further information regarding how current students can collect their results from the College will be issued closer to the time.
Please do not ask any member of staff for further information on the grades they have submitted, as they are unable to share this with you.
Assessments in the Autumn term
If students studying on vocational or technical qualifications feel that their overall result this summer does not reflect their ability, they may be able to complete an assessment in the autumn term. We’ll let you know about arrangements for these in the coming weeks.
For students due to take GCSE exams this summer, who feel that their calculated grade does not reflect their ability, Ofqual are working with exam boards to offer additional exams in the autumn term. Further information about this will be published as soon as it is available.
Please be reassured that the grades you get this summer will look exactly the same as in previous years, and they will have equal status with universities, colleges and employers, to help you move forward in your lives as planned.
Students categorised as a vulnerable group
All students who are categorised as a vulnerable group have now been contacted to discuss arrangements for coming into college.
Students with underlying health conditions
As the College is now closed to all students, there are no longer extra precautionary measures in place for students with underlying health conditions. However, the College continues to support these students as much as possible, based on any specific advice they have received from medical professionals, as well as general public health guidance.
Assessors will communicate remotely to conduct reviews and continue assessing apprentices. Please refer to your employer/assessor for further guidance.
Work Experience/Industrial Placements
All work experience and industrial placements are currently postponed until further notice.
We hope to offer these opportunities to our students as soon as it is safe to do so, and will keep students informed of our plans.
Planned college trips
We have decided to cancel all organised trips. Our duty of care to students, staff and guests is paramount and this precaution has been taken in the interest of protecting public health and preventing the spread of Coronavirus. We will let you know if the trip is rescheduled and will be in touch if you are due a refund.
Families in receipt of free school meals
The College have now posted three cheques to assist families that are entitled to free school meals with purchasing food. The amount has been increased in light of the current situation.
For more information on university places for September 2020 entry, please click here to read more from the Office for Students: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/coronavirus/provider-guide-to-coronavirus/unconditional-offer-making/
We will update you with further information as soon as possible.
The library is currently closed. We will continue to support all students working from home.
Phone: 01604 734208 Mon - Fri (9am - 4pm)
Electronic resources will also be available on Moodle or via Library website: https://library.northamptoncollege.ac.uk. Students may borrow extra resources, if required.
Student support (mental health and wellbeing)
We know this a difficult time for everyone and the health and wellbeing of our students is extremely important to us. If students need someone to talk to, our Student Services team are just a phone call away and can support with any problems they may be facing. They’re available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01604 734049.
Further resources to assist with mental health and wellbeing can be found on our ‘Coronavirus – online resources’ page, and on our ‘Useful information’ page.
Keeping up-to-date with the College during closure
We will keep this page up-to-date as the ongoing situation with COVID-19 develops. We will also be in regular contact with current students, parents/carers and applicants primarily by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, and ensure that we have the correct contact details for you. If you need to update your contact details, please click here.
Updates will also be posted regularly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – for our social media handles, please see the ‘Useful information’ page.