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College Pink Day raises £500 for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven 05/01/2017

Business students turned themselves and the college pink to raise more than £500 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven in Worcester.

The students spent weeks planning the fundraiser, organising charity materials, preparing flyers to advertise around the college and contacting local businesses to help with raffle prizes. On the day students were able to dress in pink and buy pink cakes, while the hair and beauty students got involved by painting fingers, faces and hair pink!

Chris Kimberlin, Business and AAT lecturer at Kidderminster College, said, “I am extremely proud of the effort and enthusiasm the students put into this event. It was an excellent opportunity for students to put into practice the theory of event management and support such a worthwhile cause at the same time.”

The Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven provides a wide range of free services, from advice about money and work, combatting stress, exhaustion and nausea, to advice on healthy eating and exercise in a relaxing, secure and therapeutic environment. Specialist nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers are in the unit to offer practical, emotional and physical support.

Lexi Craigie, fundraising manager at the Worcestershire Breast Care Unit, said: “It was a truly fantastic effort from everyone who was involved in organising and taking part in the Pink Day. It was great to see so many people getting their nails, faces and hair turned pink in support of the charity and an incredible amount of money has been raised. A huge well done and thank you to Kidderminster College.”

TO ALL OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS STUDENTS

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.

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