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Oxbridge’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

posted by Oxbridge on Friday, 13 March 2020

Last revised: 13th May 2020, 15.10pm

In light of COVID_19, the Awarding Body NCFE, alongside Ofqual and in line with NEC, have put the following timeline for grade calculations for final examinations that would have normally taken place before the end of summer 2020. This applies to students sitting Functional Skills exams, GCSEs and A-Levels. It’s important to note that students should have previously submitted assessments in order for grades to be calculated.
  1. Oxbridge will collect and send required submissions to the Awarding Body by the end of May.
  2. Early June, Oxbridge will submit required data to support grade calculations.
  3. The grade processing and awarding will begin following this data submission and a grade calculation with be completed during June and July for all students supposed to sit examinations for their Oxbridge course.
  4. The Awarding Body will go through a quality assurance process with Oxbridge throughout June, July and August to ensure results are accurate.
  5. A-Level calculated results will arrive at Oxbridge on 13th August.
  6. GCSE and Level 2 Functional Skills calculated results will arrive at Oxbridge on the 20th August.
  7. Anybody wishing to appeal their calculated grade result can do so from the 14th August to the 3rd September, directly through Oxbridge who will appeal to the Awarding Body.

Last revised: 16th April 2020, 16.25pm

Any learner who is due to take a Functional Skills exam to achieve their certification this summer will receive a calculated grade, based on their tutor’s judgement. Tutors will use mock exam results and work submissions to inform their decision of every learner’s grade, which is final.

This process will work across the board for all awarding bodies, not just NCFE courses. However, we are waiting on more information from Ofqual before determining how this change will affect GCSE and A-Level students. Once we have an agreement with them, we will update all students this applies to individually.

Last revised: 25th March 2020, 11.22am

The awarding body, NCFE, have temporarily suspended all delivery services due to lockdown restrictions on all non-essential work. This means that there will be a delay in receiving your certificate if you are waiting for one. However, NCFE will endeavour to send certificates out as quickly as possible once they are able to. Thank you for your patience and understanding on the matter.

Last revised: 23rd March 2020, 5.35pm

In this trying time, Oxbridge wants to help. We have set aside Internal Funding to help those affected by the worldwide pandemic.  We will fund 20% of your course fees* when you use the code: FUND20

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Last revised: 20th March 2020, 2:54pm

A-Levels and GCSEs

In line with the most recent information provided by the government, all A-Level and GCSE exams will no longer take place in May and June. This affects every A-level and GCSE student.

Oxbridge is closely monitoring the ever-changing situation and working closely with exam boards and centers. As soon as we are in receipt of any updates we will, of course, communicate them to you.

For NCFE Cache Placement Students

Following the recent update on school closures and restricted access to care facilities, we will provide complimentary extensions for in-situ requirements, based on the time the placements are closed. We are monitoring the news closely and will provide further details once we have more information. During this time, please continue with the theory element of the course/s. As always we are committed to providing a premier educational provision and want to help and support in any way possible.

We continue to monitor the government’s advice and will update this news as and when developments happen.

Last revised: 17th March 2020, 1:00pm

At this time there are no further updates. The college is open and operating as normal.

Last updated: 13th March 2020

We’ve recently seen many colleges in the UK are currently amending classes and opening hours due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and would like to take this opportunity to inform and reassure our current and prospective students. Our courses, services, and tutor support will continue to be fully accessible.

To ensure this, we’re carrying out our contingency plans as necessary, which involves maintaining our work-from-home policy for all tutors. This means the support you need for your studies remains intact. We will continue to deliver courses and place extra emphasis on reminding our potential students that many of our courses can be studied online. You simply log on from any device.

At Oxbridge, we’re continuing to monitor the situation carefully. We’re following advice from the government and the relevant health authorities to protect and ensure the wellbeing of our colleagues and students. To keep you in the loop, we’ll be updating this page with any key changes in the situation and (if necessary) will contact and inform students directly, where appropriate. Until then, it’s business as usual.

For further information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to official government guidance. Click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response