Year 11 Next Steps

Information for Students following the cancellation of May/June Examinations

We are committed to doing all we can to help and guide you following the information that the Government will be cancelling all assessments and exams due to take place in May/June 2020.  As further information from the Government and Further Education providers become available it will be added below. 

We will also be in touch with information and guidance, as soon as we receive it, regarding your GCSE & BTEC results for this year. Please keep all classwork, mock papers and other school work you have at home. We may need to use this as evidence to get you the grades we know you deserve.

Latest information on Gov.uk

Links to Websites & Statements from Local Colleges & Further Education Providers:

Bridgwater & Taunton College:

20th March 2020 - "Therefore, those people who already have a conditional offer will have their offer updated to unconditional.

For those who are due to be interviewed, please don’t worry. Our teams will contact you for a conversation about the course and your predicated grades, and you will be offered a place at the College for September.

Please visit our FAQ page on the College website for more details https://bit.ly/2QsG21U"

The Gryphon School

Huish Sixth Form

Kingston Maurward:

20th March 2020 - ""For those students worried about the cancellation of GCSEs we will interview by telephone and offer places as normal. Any future student with an application in the system will be offered a place subject to appropriate checks. No-one thinking of coming to Kingston Maurward College in the Autumn will be disadvantaged by this.”

Richard Huish:

19th March 2020 - "Following the UK Governments decision to close all Schools and Colleges from Friday 20th March 2020 the GCSE exams scheduled to take place in May and June will not be going ahead as planned.

Regardless of what happens, if you have already applied to join us your place is secured and we look forward to seeing you in September. If you are yet to apply, online applications are still open and we will phone you with your offer.

We will continue to provide information and details as soon as it is available across all of our social media and our website. We want to reassure you we will do everything possible to make sure this does not change your plans for your future."

Strode College:

17th March 2020 - "In order to protect applicants wishing to study with us at Strode College in September, we have taken the decision to conduct all new applicant interviews over the telephone rather than in person. The time you were allocated will remain the same and we will contact you at your allocated time.

By following this process, we will still be able to to make a conditional offer over the telephone, which will be followed up with an email containing all your relevant information.

If you have any issues with your interview, please contact our admissions team on 01458 844453 or email admissions@strode-college.ac.uk"

18th March 2020 "We want to reassure current and future Strode College students and their families that we will do everything in our power to ensure that your future is not compromised.

The UK Government has announced today that the exams scheduled for May and June 2020 will not go ahead. We understand that right now it might be difficult to understand what this means for you. We will work with all our current students and those who will be joining us from September this year to make sure you achieve your potential and get to where you want to be."

Yeovil College: 

20 March 2020 - "To all our future students, you are secure!

It is a time of huge uncertainty, but what we can be absolutely clear about is that all our future students have a secure space at Yeovil College. Despite the unpredictable situation, we want to assure you that your onwards journey and future career is absolutely safe at Yeovil College. Your focus in the context of your learning should be to keep following the learning plan your school is providing for you so that you have prepared yourself as well as possible for your onward journey to Yeovil College.

If you have already applied to us and have had your interview and offer letter, then you have a secure place. If you have not yet applied, there is still time to do so via our online application system .  

We have introduced an alternative interview method, which will now take place via a telephone. Our next ‘Telephone Twilight’ Interview session will take place in April. Keep following our social media channels and website for daily updates. Keep learning and stay safe."