New Student Induction September 2020
We are really excited to welcome you to Long Road!
Our on-campus inductions will take place on Tuesday 8 or Wednesday 9 September 2020. Your on-campus induction will last for 2 hours.
Please click here to see a map of our campus. When you arrive, please go straight to the room you have been allocated. There will be lots of friendly staff to guide you.
Please remember to bring with you:
- A mask/face covering and a bag to keep it in
- Hand sanitiser
- A drink
Please ensure you complete the below induction activities before you are due to attend your on-campus induction on either the 8th or 9th September 2020.
Your wellbeing is, as always, our highest priority and we have been working hard throughout the summer to ensure you will have a safe and smooth return to college life. Please take a moment to read the important documents below.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Student Safety & Wellbeing
Enrolment Pack 2020
Don’t worry if you’ve misplaced anything over the summer, all the information you need about Enrolment 2020 can be found in the documents below.
We look forward to welcoming you to Long Road – July 2020
What to expect during enrolment – July 2020
Frequently Asked Questions – July 2020
College Services Fee – July 2020
Photo for your photo ID badge – July 2020
ParentPay Joining Instructions – July 2020
Financial Support Guidelines & Application Form – July 2020
Transport to Long Road & Transport Survey Form – July 2020
Long Road Prospective Student home IT setup survey – July 2020
Please find available to download all the 2020 Summer Work for courses starting in September 2020.
Some courses have also provided a video to help explain the summer work tasks, you can find the links to these videos listed under the summer work documents for each course. If you have any questions please find staff contact details at the bottom of this page.
We hope you enjoy these summer work activities and look forward to meeting you again in the new academic year!
Exam Results 2020
We understand this has been a distressing time for students, who were awarded exam results last week for exams they never took. The pandemic has created circumstances no one could have ever imagined or wished for. We want to now take steps to remove as much stress and uncertainty for young people as possible – and to free up heads and teachers to work towards the important task of getting all schools open in two weeks.
After reflection, we have decided that the best way to do this is to award grades on the basis of what teachers submitted. The switch to centre assessment grades will apply to both AS and A levels and to the GCSE results which students will receive later this week.
There was no easy solution to the problem of awarding exam results when no exams have taken place. Ofqual was asked by the Secretary of State to develop a system for awarding calculated grades, which maintained standards and ensured that grades were awarded broadly in line with previous years. Our goal has always been to protect the trust that the public rightly has in educational qualifications.
But we recognise that while the approach we adopted attempted to achieve these goals we also appreciate that it has also caused real anguish and damaged public confidence. Expecting schools to submit appeals where grades were incorrect placed a burden on teachers when they need to be preparing for the new term and has created uncertainty and anxiety for students. For all of that, we are extremely sorry.
We have therefore decided that students be awarded their centre assessment for this summer – that is, the grade their school or college estimated was the grade they would most likely have achieved in their exam – or the moderated grade, whichever is higher.
The path forward we now plan to implement will provide urgent clarity. We are already working with the Department for Education, universities and everyone else affected by this issue.
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