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‘Dancefest’ invites Worcestershire Schools to be part of the festival! 09/02/2017

Following the success of previous years, we are pleased to announce that Dancefest is back! Worcestershire schools are invited to take part in their local dance festival which will be held at Kidderminster College on 1st and 2nd March from 10am-2.30pm. Dancers can participate on either day depending on availability of space.

The festival aims to provide a performance platform for class work or club work from pupils and students from primary, middle, high and special schools in the local area. Pupils and teachers will have the chance to watch and share each other’s work in a friendly and non-competitive environment, to see the progression in dance through different ages and experience and have a really fun, exciting and enjoyable morning!

The festival will be very informal. Dances can be in any style and can contain any number of dancers, boys and girls. There will be a warm up, which everyone can join in. Costumes are optional and all schools will receive certificates for performing.

For more information or to register your interest, please email Jessica Hall jhall@kidderminster.ac.uk by 20th February. Spaces are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

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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