Student Newsletter – 3rd Edition – 15th April – COVID Update

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Student web chats – Talk to us!

Regular Web chat sessions are now available for students at the following times

 Click the links below at the appropriate time

You will be prompted to log in to Moodle 

Careers Advisor Chat

Monday – 2pm – 3pm

Mentor Chat

Tuesday – 2pm – 3pm

Thursday – 1pm – 2pm

PAM Chat

Wednesday – 2pm – 3pm

Student Support Chat

Friday – 1pm – 2pm

Check out educational videos and free films on ClickView

Check out the college Video Platform.

It has educational videos related to your courses.

Also pick up the odd film too so you can relax during the current period, Inception is available now!

Sign in using the link below using your college credentials:

Thank You Thursday

During this crisis, there have been amazing stories of gratitude and kindness throughout the world. If you’d like to show your gratitude to a particular staff member or college team, contact to share your story and we will republish your story across our social media channels every Thursday!

A message for all GCSE, AS and A level students this summer

Dear student

Ofqual (the exams regulator in England) have recently published information about how GCSE and AS/A level grades will be calculated and awarded this summer.

We appreciate that the last few weeks may have been unsettling for you, but would like to reassure you that the college is doing everything possible to ensure all our students are awarded the grades they deserve.

Please follow the link below to read the full letter to students

Summer Grading 2020 Document

The message covers broadly:

  • How will grades be calculated?
  • Can I see the grades submitted for me?
  • When will I get my results?
  • Can I take my exams another time?

Please note that the subject teachers cannot provide you with any further information on the process. Any information submitted by the centre is going to be moderated by the awarding organisation before a final grade is issued in the summer.

Please be reassured that the grades you will be awarded this summer will look the same as in previous years and will have equal status with universities, colleges and employers to help you progress in your chosen career path.

If you have any further queries, email Do bear in mind however, that we cannot discuss individual student circumstances.

With best wishes

The Exams Department

Sandwell Beam- Phone support for Young People

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Create and Connect

The West Midlands Virtual Schools are delighted to bring you Connect & Create:

Connect & Create is a new online feature of our Artslink programme, which provides at-home arts & cultural activities specially selected and commissioned for care experienced children & young people. We know that the arts can present a hugely important opportunity for connection and creativity for care experienced CYP and their key adults during this isolating time, as well as helping to continue their learning.

So we hope you will dive in and give it a go – creative challenges, artist demonstrations, career pathways and a gallery to showcase some of the work produced. We’ll be updating activities regularly, so the site will grow in content, and you can sign up to receive updates.

Coronavirus Advice