2019 saw Kidderminster College host it’s first graduation ceremony. The college re-introduced the HE provision with the support of NCG three years ago, in response to a regional demand for more skilled graduates within the Creative Industries regulation. Kidderminster College’s vision is to offer a degree with a difference – merging a university experience with all of the benefits of studying at a college. For its students, this means smaller class sizes in place of lecture theatres, more one-to-one support and gaining hands-on industry experience in real working environments
Kidderminster College’s graduation celebration marks the end of the first successful degree programme run at the college, extending on from the HND and HNC qualifications Kidderminster College already offers. Further Education institutions play a pivotal role in both social change and the local community. A vital bridge between school and future life, a helping hand between an unfulfilling, low paid career and that long-searched for job satisfaction and career boost, colleges prepare and reinforce the foundations of our future society, community and business. Further education does more than support the next generation of workers, carers and politicians. Further education provides an educational lifeline to adult learners, allowing anyone to retrain, to locally hone their talents and skillsets; further education provides a lifetime of learning and a lifetime of support.
Kidderminster College are proud to offer a range of Higher National Diplomas providing a programme of specialist vocational learning to ensure you have the chance to study higher level qualifications without the associated costs of moving away.
Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.
We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.
Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.
Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.
It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.
Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.
Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.