At Cambridge Regional College we have adapted to ensure we continue to support you in your learning goals through online learning and Covid safety measures for on site learning throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors is our first priority and we are doing everything possible to support you and keep you safe.
Twice weekly testing is now available for students and staff. There is a small testing station at College, however this should be done at home wherever possible. Please speak to your Tutor or Assessor for more information, and click here for more information about testing
Results for qualifications with a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) (GCSE, BTEC, CACHE/NCFE, City & Guilds Technical and UAL) will be released on 10th August (level 3) and 12th August (level 2 including GCSE).
Please do not come to College to collect your results; these will be sent by email to your College account.
Results are published at different times during those days and emails will be sent out in batches as quickly as possible. This means you may not get your email until later in the day; please don’t worry if your results are not in your inbox in the morning.
Results for other qualifications are received from Awarding Organisations throughout August. Certificates will be posted to you when they are received by the College.
Please follow this link to access the most up to date information on qualifications: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual
All the information we have put on our website is published in good faith, and reflects awarding organisation guidance.
Due to the continued impact of Covid-19 on this year’s exams and assessments, we have put into place a special results appeals and complaints process for these summer results. This is to ensure there is a quick response in line with the awarding organisations’ and Ofqual’s guidance for this set of results. Ofqual has published a student guide to help students to understand how results have been awarded this year and where to find more information.
If, when you receive your results, you are concerned that your grade is wrong, there is an appeals process in place. Your first step should be to speak the college for feedback and advice. You can find out more details from the college or exam board. See also what to do if you think your grade is wrong.
You can appeal if you think that:
If you feel your grade is wrong, you should speak to the college first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting your grade. This is known as a ‘Centre review’.
The centre review will check that the process has been followed correctly and that no administrative errors were made. It does not review the judgement of the grade itself.
If college does not find an error as part of the centre review but you still believe that your grade is wrong, you can then ask the college to submit a formal appeal on your behalf to the exam board. This is known as an ‘Exam board appeal’.
The appeal will either be rejected or upheld, wholly or in part (for example if you have submitted an appeal on multiple grounds).
You must be aware that your grade could go up, down, or stay the same.
If you have completed the appeals process and remain concerned that your grade is incorrect, you may be able to apply to the Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) for a procedural review.
For further guidance, please check the relevant regulator’s website: Ofqual (England)
Please email QT@camre.ac.uk with full details of your concern no later than on Friday 3rd September 2021.
If you are applying to higher education and did not attain the grades required to meet the conditions of your accepted firm choice offer, then please ensure that you put the words “priority appeal” into your email subject heading.
In this instance, please email QT@camre.ac.uk with full details of your concern no later Monday 23rd August 2021. Again, please be aware that, in the event of an exam board appeal, it is possible that your grade could go up, down or remain the same.
Once you have received the outcome of your centre review, if you wish to request an awarding organisation appeal you should do so as soon as possible. Your school or college will submit this on your behalf. Requests for a priority appeal should be submitted by 23 August 2021 and requests for non-priority appeals should be submitted by 17 September 2021. Priority appeals that aren’t submitted to the awarding organisation by 23 August 2021 will still be treated as a priority but they may not be completed in time for those with a higher education place dependent on the outcome of the appeal. Further details on appeals processes are available on each awarding organisation’s websites.
Yes. We will send full details of how you can contact relevant staff in the email containing your provisional statement of results. We also will be running Advice Cafés online, and on site, on results day and after, so you can access any support and guidance you need.
For Advice Cafes visit www.camre.ac.uk/advice
You can view or download as a PDF previous communications and updates from the College below.
Safety continues to be of the utmost importance to us at CRC in order to keep our college community safe. Our safety protocols have been enhanced in line with most recent guidelines and now includes:
Face coverings/masks must be worn at all times in the college buildings, including in classrooms, workshops, LRC’s, corridors and canteens (except where there is a medical exemption which must be recorded on ProMonitor; visors will be provided for students who are unable to wear a mask)
As a reminder we also ask all students to:
Following on from the Government’s announcement, the college campuses are reopening for a phased return to onsite learning from the 8th March.
In addition to our safety measures below, there is now Covid-19 testing, read more about this testing programme here.
As a college, we have thoroughly reviewed college operations, and undertaken a full risk assessment, implementing measures to ensure we comply with government guidelines, as a minimum. These include a range of measures to enable easy compliance with social distancing, one-way systems, temperature scans on arrival, additional cleaning, and use of a specialist antibacterial spray that kills 99.9% of germs on surfaces for longer.
Alongside the measures we have put in place we ask that everyone that comes on-site takes an active role in ensuring their safety and the safety of others. Everyone on site is asked to:
Full-time students and apprentices will have a staggered return to last term’s timetable which may include both onsite and online delivery from 8th March. There are a small number of courses where there are slight changes to this pattern and if this affects you then your tutor will let you know.
Subjects with more practical delivery will start from 8th March and everyone should be back to College by w/c 15th March. College buses will start again on 8th March.
If you are due to return week commencing 8th March you should already have received information about how to consent and book a test prior your first day. If you are due to return week commencing 15th March you will be receiving information on this shortly. If you believe you should have received information and haven’t done so please contact your Head of Department using the contact details at the end of this email.
Subject areas returning w/c 8th March at the Cambridge Campus including adult, apprenticeships and full-time courses
Subject areas returning w/c 8th March at the Huntingdon Campus including adult, apprenticeships and full-time courses
Subject areas returning w/c 15th March: at the Cambridge Campus including adult, apprenticeships and full-time courses
Subject areas returning w/c 15th March: at the Huntingdon Campus
Most Adult learners including those on HE programmes will also return to college as per the schedule above, however some delivery may remain online – you will be contacted separately to advise you if there is any change from last term’s delivery pattern.
If you, or a member of your household is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) or you are pregnant, you will need to continue to study ONLINE only until at least the end of March 2021 (when we expect further guidance). Please ensure your tutor is aware that you need to continue to learn online.
Some students benefit from undertaking their online day from our Learning Resource Centres. If you would like to do this, or are already doing so and your face to face delivery doesn’t start until w/c 15th March, a place in the LRC can be booked by visiting The Hub Online on our virtual learning environment website (www.camrevle.com).
Applications are open for adult and part-time courses running this year and applications are now open for full-time courses and higher education courses starting in September 2021. For more information on how to apply, visit our application hub.
Our courses continue to run, so you can apply and start your studies with us.
Our admissions teams are on hand to help you with your application.
If the alert level goes up again, we are ready. At any given point, we are prepared to transition to fully online and distance learning and will support you in the process to adapt.
We were able to quickly move to online learning earlier this year as lockdown came into full force and in fact, our learners have adapted to online learning well.
For more on how we have prepared for this and what you will need to do, read here
We know that these are challenging times, whether you are struggling with the challenges of a lockdown or have been affected by Coronavirus, personally or through family and friends, we are here to support you.
During the academic year, you can access support from our Student Support Services at CRC both online and in-person. During the Winter break, we want to ensure that you know about the services that are available to you outside of college. A list of support agencies is available here.
Cambridge Regional College will be using the 16-19 Tuition Fund to support learners on study programmes that had their learning disrupted in 2019 to 2020 academic year as a result of the coronavirus ( COVID -19) outbreak. We will provide small group lessons comprising of no more than 5 students, either on line or face to face. These sessions will focus on enhancing English and maths skills for those learners who have not yet achieved a grade 5 at GCSE.
The College will also support some small group sessions for vocational delivery. These sessions will develop the practical skills of students who require additional support as a result of Covid-19.
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