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14 September 2020

Pearson BTEC Certificates Update

For all students awaiting BTEC certificates, we have today been informed by Pearson these will not be printed or issued to centres until 9 October at the latest. Once received and processed certificates will be posted to your home address. If you move home between now and the end of September, you must inform the relevant Exams Office of your new address.

For those students who were due to sit an external exam in the summer, these certificates will not be received until the beginning of November as normal and will be posted to your home address as soon as processed.

28 August 2020

Good news BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 students! Pearson have completed their national review of the grades for these courses and we have now received your grades – we’ll be posting them to you today, so watch out for their arrival soon.

25 August 2020

Good news Level 3 BTEC students! Pearson have completed their review of the grades for these qualifications and we now have your new results – these are either the same grades as you initially received, or they could be higher grades. Havant/South Downs students – we’ll be posting these to you all at the end of today, but if you want to get them sooner then pop on your facemask and come into college (between 10am and 3pm) today – our exams offices are open. Alton students – please keep checking Insight as the results will be uploaded by lunchtime today.

24 August 2020

All BTEC students – Pearson have informed schools and colleges that all BTEC grades will be issued by the end of this week. If you studied a Level 1 or Level 2 BTEC, you will receive the grades that were not released last week. If you studied a Level 3 BTEC you may receive new grades which are different to those released on Thursday 13 August – but don’t worry: any changes that Pearson make as a result of their review of all BTEC grades nationally, will either mean your grades stay the same or go up! Continue to check this page for updates this week.

20 August 2020

Good news A Level students – we have now received your new results if you sat any subjects with the OCR exam board.

If you studied A Levels at our Alton Campus, please keep checking Insight as we are uploading the results this morning.

If you studied A Levels at our Havant Campus, feel free to pop your facemask on and come into college – our exams office is open. Don’t worry if you can’t get here though – any results not picked up today will be sent to you by first class post.

19 August 2020

BTEC Level 1 & Level 2 students, we are so sorry to announce that Pearson has told all schools and colleges not to issue your results tomorrow because they need to check that all students’ grades are correct. They have assured us your grades will not go down as part of their review but sadly this means that they won’t be ready for you tomorrow. We will let you know as soon as we have any more information.

19 August 2020

Good news A Level students! We have just received your new results if you sat a subject with these exam boards – Pearson/Edexcel, AQA and WJEC.

If you studied A Levels at our Alton Campus, please keep checking Insight as we are uploading the results right now.

If you studied A Levels at our Havant Campus, feel free to pop your facemask on and come into college – our exams office is open. Don’t worry if you can’t get here though – any results not picked up today will be sent to you by first class post.

We haven’t had the new results from OCR yet but we’ll update this message as soon as they arrive.

18 August 2020

A message from our Principal & CEO

We warmly welcome the decision announced yesterday to award A Level and GCSE students the Centre Assessment Grades provided by colleges and schools.

This has been an extremely distressing time for students, parents and teachers. Some of the inconsistencies in the algorithm applied had an unintended consequence of downgrading students with a number failing to meet university entry requirements despite mocks and centre assessed grades saying otherwise.

This decision, although late in the day, brings considerable relief to the many students who can now receive the outcomes that their teachers believed they were working at and deserved. This, in turn, will allow many to take up their chosen university place.

We congratulate our students and wish them well for next year.

Mike Gaston
Principal and CEO
HSDC

17 August 2020

A message from our Principal & CEO

HSDC congratulates all our students on their recent successes in their A Levels, Apprenticeships, Vocational and Professional Qualifications. We are delighted with the range of deserved successes across the various programmes of learning.

However, we also acknowledge the disappointment, frustration and stress for a number of students caught up in an outcome process outside their control. We share the deep disappointment felt by those students whose grades do not reflect our view of their academic performance and support the lobbying taking place by the Sixth Form Colleges Association and the Association of Colleges to seek a resolution to the current situation.

We are doing everything we can to support those students in their transition to their chosen university, whether for higher apprenticeship, degree or employment. Any student needing support with a university admission (or progression to employment) should continue to contact careers@hsdc.ac.uk.

We continue to await confirmation from the agencies responsible for final agreed details of the appeal process and the status of mock exam results. The College does intend to appeal the results of cohorts of students where we have clear evidence that higher grades should have been awarded.

We have also written to all headteachers of our feeder schools prior to the GCSE outcomes to provide reassurance that we will be looking closely at Centre Assessment Grades (those provided by the school) to support students onto their chosen course at College. Our admissions staff will be considering CAGs to support enrolment, with two exceptions being GCSE Maths and GCSE English where the rules of funding mean that we must accept students’ Calculated Grades (those awarded by the exam boards) in these subjects.

Please be assured that we will be doing everything to support both our existing students and pupils from our key feeder schools at what is a very stressful time for all.

Mike Gaston
Principal and CEO
HSDC

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