Bridging the Gap: keeping students learning in light of school closures and Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Continuity of learning

Our team of Education Consultants and experts have a track record of delivering tailored education support, no matter the situation or challenge. 

We’re offering free telephone consultations to help you find the best solutions for your children over the coming months; whether they need a team of tutors to support them on a daily basis, targeted weekly sessions with a specialist in a subject they are struggling with, or a mentor who can guide them in structuring their learning, we will build an online programme that meets their needs and surpasses your expectations.  

Our tutors support students through interactive online tools year round and our remote learning programmes come with the same guarantees as our in-person programmes: educational excellence, industry-leading safeguarding and an over-arching curriculum of development.

Whether you are looking for a short or long-term learning solution for your child, we have the technology and tutors to support.

Let us help with:

  • Online tuition and home learning 
  • Study and revision skills   
  • Coordinating e-learning  
  • Creative projects to keep children engaged 
  • Online study buddies and mentors 
  • UCAS and careers advice
CONTACT US: We’re offering free telephone consultations to help you navigate the current situation

The three tutors M has been working with have all been very responsive and highly impressive in moving seamlessly from in- person to on-line tutoring

I had my first online class today with B and I wanted to let you know it was a great success! It felt very much like we were in the room together as usual and being face to face with him on screen, felt in some ways, the most engaged we’ve been!

Online Tuition with Enjoy Education: An interactive tool for learning


The same top-quality tutors

Our tutors set the highest standards in their teaching, whatever the format of their sessions: their approach to online tuition – including planning and delivery – does not differ from that of face-to-face tuition.

All of our tutors are DBS checked and, for added reassurance, many online platforms allow for online lessons to be recorded.


Engaging

Gone are the days of pen-and-paper tuition! Online tuition – with its interactive functionality – allows for efficient and seamless collaboration via a virtual notebook (which is offered by Bramble, one of our recommended online platforms).

With schools now incorporating more technology into their teaching, computer-based learning is becoming an increasingly-popular learning tool amongst students. So don’t be surprised if your child is even more engaged in their online sessions!


Flexible

Any time: Since your tutor doesn’t need to factor in travel time, tuition can take place at any time of day, even early or late in the day.

Any place: Based far out of London? Or do you spend the weekends in the countryside? Location is no longer an issue!

Long-term: if you or your tutor move away in the future, online tuition means continuity for your child’s learning.


Exam FAQs

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Standard GCSE and A-Level OFQUAL Summer 2020


How will my grade be calculated?

In as simple an explanation as possible, grades will be calculated through the following steps

  1. Teachers will use their professional judgement and an analysis of your work to come to a decision on what grade to put you forward for. This is called your Centre Assessment Grade.  There is no requirement for schools to set additional work or assessments to reach this judgement. Teachers will apply caution in acknowledging significant changes in standards of work since schools have shut when choosing a grade.
  2. For each individual subject your teachers will then rank order students within each grade boundary. So, for each subject and grade teachers will apply a rank order where 1 is the most secure/highest attaining student, and so on.
    • Example: You are taking A-Level Geography. Your teacher assesses the evidence and decides you are likely to get a B. Within your cohort taking A-level Geography at your school five other people are likely to get a B as well. You will be ranked against those other people, so if they think you are the most likely to get a B of all those students you will be a B – 1 with the least likely being B – 5.

The above two pieces of information will then be submitted to the exam boards who will complete a standardisation process across all the students in the country using a statistical model. Details of this are still to be confirmed however this will take into account:

  • Expected national outcomes of this year’s students
  • Prior attainment of students at each school and college
  • Results of the school or college in recent years

Can my school share the grade they will submit and where I am ranked?

No, schools are not allowed to share provisional grades or rank orders until results are published this summer.


Should I keep coursework I have completed for the summer 2020 exams period?

Yes. In the event you wish to improve your results in a subsequent exam series it is important you keep this coursework.


Do I have to finish coursework for the summer 2020 exams?

If you have not finished coursework there is not requirement to do so in order to have a grade awarded.


Will my school have to send supporting evidence of the grade they have chosen?

There will be no requirement to send supporting evidence, but schools have been asked to keep a record of this in case exam boards have any queries in the future.


Will my previous exam results (such as GCSE or 11+, 13+ exams) be considered?

Teachers will focus on the work you have done for the subject that they are teaching. The statistical model at exam board level will consider prior attainment at a school or college level, not at an individual student level. As such, students’ individual performance will not be predetermined by their prior attainment at KS2 or GCSE.


Can I appeal my result?

OFQUAL are considering what arrangements might be put in place to allow this. We will keep you updated once they share more information about this.


Can I sit exams at a later date?

Yes. Students who are concerned that their grade will not reflect their ability are already planning to sit exams in the autumn. If you choose to do this, both grades will stand. If you are not happy with the grade you receive this summer then you will be able to sit exams in the autumn series or in summer 2021.


Will universities allow me to start late if I sit my exam in the autumn series?

Organisations that represent higher and further education providers have been asked to consider how they might be flexible in admissions decisions, considering delays to entry to courses, for any students choosing to take an exam this autumn. We are reassured to hear that they believe that institutions will be flexible. We are monitoring the situation closely and will let you know when there are further announcements.


I am a private candidate how will this affect me?

Where there is a pre-existing relationship between the Private Candidate and the exam centre, and sufficient evidence of the student’s achievements is available to make an objective decision, exam centres are being asked to put forward Centre Assessment Grades and rank for Private Candidates.

Ofqual understand this will not be possible for many private candidates and they are urgently looking into this matter to provide an update as soon as possible. Our Home-Schooling team are actively working with exam boards to consult on this for Ofqual.


I have SEN or a disability that would have entitled me to special consideration with my exams, will this be taken into account for my grades?

Yes, schools have been asked to take this into account.


Can I sit exams if I am in year 10 and have already been entered?

OFQUAL has decided students who are not in year 11 or year 13, and are taking exams early, will not be issued grades.


International GCSE (IGCSE), International A-Level, and Pre-U Summer 2020 update

Your school or tutor should let you know if you have been entered for an International GCSE or International A-Level. They are primarily awarded by two exam boards: Pearson and Cambridge.


If I am sitting an International GCSE or A-Level with Pearson does this change anything?

No. Pearson are following the same guidelines and grades process as standard GCSEs and A-Levels. All the above information applies for Pearson International awards.


If I am sitting an International award or Pre-U with Cambridge does this change anything?

No. Cambridge are following the same guidelines and grades process as standard GCSEs and A-Levels. All the above information applies for Cambridge International awards.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Summer 2020 update


Have IB exams been cancelled for the summer?

Yes. All examinations for the summer 2020 period have been cancelled


Will IB still be awarding diplomas and course certificates?

Yes. Students will be awarded either a diploma or course certificate which reflects their standard of work.


How will the results be calculated?

Grades will be calculated using two sources of evidence:

  1. Coursework submitted by all candidates and their predicted grade.
  2. Data analysis from previous exam sessions, individual school data, subject data as well as comparative data of schools who have already completed uploading requirements and those who have not.

How will a student be awarded an IB Diploma or Certificate?

Each student will be awarded a grade for each of their registered subjects using a calculation that takes into account their coursework marks and their predicted grade. Further information will be released on this process and as it is, we will keep you updated.


Do I have to complete and submit my IAs and other coursework?

Yes. It is imperative you complete your IAs and other coursework to as high a standard as possible as this is one of the key elements that will be taken into account when calculating results for each candidate.



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