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Covid Update

Ada

January's Sixth Form BTEC exams WILL go ahead at Ada. Click here for more information.

The Prime Minister announced that, once again, colleges in England must move to virtual teaching and learning. Therefore, with the exception of January's BTEC assessments, our Broad Lane Campus will be closing and we will be resuming our remote learning provision for all Sixth Formers. Our Apprentices will continue to learn remotely.

Sixth Form Exams

The DfE has now left colleges to decide whether exams still scheduled should go ahead. We have decided that at Ada our scheduled BTEC exams WILL go ahead, as we’ve all put so much work into this exam and prepared as best as we can.

Given the current circumstances, we understand that some Sixth Formers might decide they do not want to sit the exam, and we leave this to individual choice and will not penalise anyone who chooses not to come in. Please do contact Tina (tina@ada.ac.uk) if you/your young person will not come in for any further exams.

The plans for the Unit 4 for the Extended Diploma students are as follows:

  • Wednesday 6th Jan 2021 (morning)  -  10:00 - 12:00 (2 hours) - all students
  • Thursday 7th Jan 2021 (morning) - 10:00 - 12:00 (2 hours) - all students
  • Thursday 7th Jan 2021 (afternoon) - 13:30 - 15:30 (2 hours)  - all students
  • Thursday 7th Jan 2021 (afternoon) - 15:30 - 17:00 (up to 1.5 hours extra time) - ET students only.

Part B of the Unit 3 exam will go ahead next Tues 12th as planned with a 10am start and be run in a manner similar to the Part A of the exam today.

Remote learning

We’ll ensure that we prioritise interactions with students through emails, group meets, and online chats.  We’ll be reflective, checking each day what’s working and what’s not, ready to change plans to adapt for changing needs.  Currently, the Government are suggesting February half term as the point at which we may return to the college for face-to-face education; until that time, we will continue to support all students, prioritising their mental health, to continue to take their next steps after Ada.

We will support our Apprentices as they continue to work and learn remotely.

 

Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this challenging time.