Exeter College Announces Free Tuition for Students Retaking Summer Exams
Exeter College has announced a suite of support for its further education students who wish to retake their exams in the autumn after academic results were revealed, and then adjusted by the Government, earlier this month.
After the latest Government guidance, all students receiving grades this summer will be awarded either their centre-assessed grade or their exam board grade – depending on which is higher. Exeter College’s grades have continued their legacy of success, with the vast majority of A level learners able to progress to their first-choice university. However, as happens frequently with exams in a normal year, some learners would like a chance to re-sit to improve their grade.
“Offering this free tuition to students who are re-sitting their exams is just another way we’re trying to ensure that no student feels left behind by the complications that have come with awarding qualifications this summer,”Jade Otty, Vice Principal
Exeter College has now announced that students who wish to take their exams during the autumn examination series will be eligible for free online tuition for each of the subjects they’re re-sitting. The subject-specialist staff at the College will deliver this bank of sessions specifically designed to focus on the needs of the autumn examinations. As a result, learners will be given the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding of topics they may feel less secure on from their own revision in advance of their exams.
Exeter College Director of Academic Studies, Dee Rowett, said, “We are fully aware that some learners may feel disappointed that they were unable to demonstrate their abilities through the cancelled examination series in the summer so we are keen to provide the very best opportunity to learners wishing to enter for the autumn exams.
“The teaching staff here at the College have become confident and skilled in the use of online technology to support teaching and learning so we believe our online revision sessions are the ideal way to help learners in advance of the October examinations.
“We are proud of the hard work and achievements of all our learners during this particularly difficult time and want to continue to do our very best to support the ambitions of every learner in creating this online revision offer.”
Exeter College Vice Principal Jade Otty, who leads on academic performance, said, “Offering this free tuition to students who are re-sitting their exams is just another way we’re trying to ensure that no student feels left behind by the complications that have come with awarding qualifications this summer.
“These free online revision sessions will really help students top up their knowledge if they’re feeling slightly out-of-practice after the summer break and should help give them the best possible chance of achieving the grades they want from their studies.
“I’m thrilled we’re able to offer this support for our students and I want to thank our expert teachers who will be helping to facilitate this offer.”
Students interested in taking an exam in the autumn series of resits can apply to do so now. The deadline for applying to take a resit in the autumn is midnight on 2nd September for AS/A Levels and 8th September for our current GCSE learners. The exams will take place in October and November 2020.