Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page will be updated on a regular basis with College specific information about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The College is following Government advice and is closed.  Work is being set so that students may study at home during this period.  Each subject area will be in touch with their students to let them know where they can find the resources and outline plans for keeping in touch.

Contact information can be found on the homepage of this website. 

All of our staff will be doing their best to ensure that there is as little impact on students’ learning as possible, and we ask that the Farnborough community continues to stand together as we face these uncertain times.

Most importantly, please look after yourselves, your families and the wider community.

 

Friday 3 April 2020

You can read a communication that was sent to students and their parents/guardians regarding the grade awarding process here

 

Thursday 2 April 2020

For those students who have applied for a place at the College in September 2020

Following the recent Government announcement regarding GCSE exams, students who have been offered a place at the College for September 2020 subject to predicted grades can be assured their offer from the College is secure.  The College is awaiting guidance from the Government and exam boards on further plans going forward and this page will be updated when we know more.

The College's application process remains the same and, where possible, interviews will be held over the phone.  If you have any questions, please email admissions@farnborough.ac.uk .

 

Friday 27 March 2020

Ofqual

Please click here for an update from Ofqual regarding awarding GCSEs and A levels this summer. 

Collecting Exam Certificates (for students who left the College in the summer of 2019)

For those 2019 leavers who have not yet collected their exam certificates, please be assured that your certificates will be retained by the College and that we will extend the certificate collection period once the College reopens. 

 

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Awarding Grades

The College is waiting to hear from the Government about how exam boards are going to award grades.  The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) is working with the Government on behalf of all sixth form colleges to provide a means to award grades.  Once there has been an announcement regarding this, the College will update students and parents/guardians.

 

Tuesday 24 March 2020

You can read a communication that was sent to students and their parents/guardians regarding the grade awarding process here

 

Monday 23 March 2020

UCAS/Higher Education (for second year students)

Please be assured, despite anything you might read or see in the media, there is no need to make any knee-jerk decisions on your university choices.  Nothing has changed in terms of our existing advice - which has always been to wait until you have all of your mock results as a yard-stick of your progress.  Until grades are finalised and any potential changes in approach from the universities has been settled upon, you would be sensible to hold-fire on making your choices - unless you are already fairly sure about your firm choice university and your mock grades/final submissions indicate you are on track to achieve the offer grades/points required.

If you have any queries about your decision making, you should direct them to your Tutor via email.  The decision making deadlines set by UCAS should be adhered to unless you are notified of any change (this is clear in your UCAS Track area).

Finally, your Student Finance application is one thing we would strongly advise you to complete as soon as possible (it takes time to process and they may be short-staffed over the coming months).  You do not need to have made your final choice to make this application - just put in your best guess university choice for now and then update it on your finance application when you confirm your choices on UCAS Track.

If you were thinking of applying for an apprenticeship or employment we will try and help you when the national situation allows.

 

Friday 20 March 2020

DofE

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Practical Expedition (due to take place on 4 April) and the Silver Practise Expedition (due to take place between 23 and 25 April) have been postponed. 

Expectations for students and teachers 

You can read a communication sent to students and their parents/guardians here

Library

If you have books or DVDs on loan from the Library, don't worry!  We're happy for you to make use of these while the College is closed.  Overdue items will be ignored until the College is open again, so please just keep a hold of them until then.

Oxbridge Talks

The Oxbridge Talks for Year 11 and Year 12 students, due to take place on Thursday 23 April 2020, have been cancelled.  All those who booked a place have been contacted directly. 

Progression Exams 

For information about the cancelled Progression Exams, please click here

Train and bus passes

In light of the College closure, we will be unable to process payments for both termly and annual bus and train passes. 

This does not apply to bursary students who use bus passes - you will have been contacted separately.  For bursary students who take the train, tickets are not yet available. They should be ready when the College reopens.  Please keep the train ticket you buy to get to College on the first day back and it will be refunded. 

We will review this information once we have a clearer picture about future arrangements so please check back here for updates. 

Work Experience

Most students have already been informed by work experience providers that these arrangements have been cancelled.  If you have not had any contact with your WE provider, please let them know that you have been advised to cancel, but when normal business resumes, you will be in touch again to rearrange. 

In the meantime, please take a look at the Future Learn website which offers a range of interesting free courses which we are happy to accept, in part, as your MEE (meaningful employer engagement).

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020

You can read a communication sent to students and their parents/guardians on here.