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Advance Subject Support for 2022 GCSE, AS and A level Exam Candidates

Support for Exams in Summer 2022.
 
A subject-by-subject overview of the support being provided for students taking GCSEs, AS and A levels in Summer 2022 is now available. This support should provide a safety net for students who may have been impacted by the pandemic.

Summer 2022 Exam Entry Deadline

If you are hoping to take GCSEs or A Levels this summer, February the 14th 2022 is the MTC deadline for entry . Many subjects are  booking up fast. Contact us today to apply and secure your place. Call +441625 501440 or apply online.

Ofqual letters to students and private candidates about arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022

The Chief Regulator at Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) has written open letters about arrangements for the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A Levels in 2022.

These apply to both school taught students and private candidates alike.

Read more to best prepare and please contact us with any questions.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letters-arrangements-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2022/letter-to-private-candidates

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letters-arrangements-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2022/letter-to-students

Autumn 2021 Results

When are results available?

JCQ

  • Thursday 16th December 2021 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas all AS and A Level results
  • Thursday 13th January 2022 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Mathematics – Numeracy and Welsh Language results
  • Thursday 24th February 2022 AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE subjects offered as part of the exceptional autumn 2021 examination series in England

CIE

  • Monday 10th January 2022 Cambridge International Exams AS and A Level
  • Tuesday 18th January 2022 Cambridge International Exams – all other qualifications

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2. Telephone our office in advance of results day on +44 1625 501440 to arrange a pre-booked time to visit the college and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for autumn exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards. This is typically 10 to 12 weeks after a results day. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Summer 2021 Results

When are results available?

Results for all Summer 2021 GCSE, IGCSE, O Level, AS and A-Level Exams / Teacher Assessed Grades will be available in August:

  • Tuesday 10th August 2021 Cambridge International Exams AS and A Level results
  • Tuesday 10th August 2021 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas AS and A Level results

 

  • Thursday 12th August 2021 – Cambridge International Exams O Level and IGCSE results
  • Thursday 12th August 2021 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE and IGCSE results

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams / Teacher Assessed Grades with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2. Telephone our office in advance of results day on +44 1625 501440 to arrange a pre-booked time to visit the college and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for summer exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards towards the end of the year, typically in October or November. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Summer 2021 Assessed grade Process

Deadline for submission of assessed grades and portfolios of work: 

Friday, 30th April 2021  

(MTC cannot guarantee that grades and portfolios received after this deadline will be processed, which may result in no grade being entered)

 If your tutor has not done so already, they should contact MTC to have their credentials validated. We are obliged to confirm that they are qualified to assess a grade on your behalf, and they should be prepared to provide a copy of their CV and/or copies of relevant qualifications.

All assessed grades, tutor declaration sheets and supporting portfolios of work must be submitted to MTC by your tutor 

 Your tutor should submit a completed copy of the MTC Summer 2021 Tutor Declaration Form (please email [email protected] for a copy) and the complete portfolio of supporting work. Please make sure that your tutor has a copy of this form, and that they have been made aware of the following submission guidelines.

  • the supporting portfolio must be provided to MTC electronically at [email protected]
  • student work for submission must be collated by the tutor and the complete portfolio provided to MTC in a single submission
  • Each piece of work included in the portfolio must have a filename which includes the student name and subject, as a minimum, to ensure that they are easily distinguishable (For example: JaneDoe_Maths_Paper1.doc)
  • Each piece of work in the portfolio must have been assessed by your tutor and include a clear indication of the mark/grade awarded
  • All work, including any annotations, must be legible. Please check before sending.

Finally, once received, please ensure that you have also read the explanatory notes contained within the Tutor Declaration Form. In particular, please note that where the portfolio submitted clearly does not support the assessed grade provided, MTC reserves the right to enter a U (Unclassified) grade, or to submit no grade.

Best of luck with your ongoing studies.

Covid-19 Update – 13th January 2021

In order to keep everyone informed, please find enclosed a summary of the current situation.

 

Macclesfield Tutorial College is currently closed, in line with government directives and all our staff are doing their best to work remotely to ensure the on-going support of our students, exam candidates and other customers. We continue to offer high quality and effective tuition in most levels and subjects, and are also still accepting examination applications.

We are unable to accept telephone calls so please email us at [email protected] if you have any urgent questions or concerns.


MTC Students following full or part time study courses

We are continuing to offer support to all of our students. Most students have now moved onto a timetable of online lessons but there are alternative solutions should that not be an option. Please contact us to discuss what is best for you so that you do not miss out on valuable tuition time. We will keep you informed of progress with lessons and are striving to maintain existing timetables wherever possible.


Students receiving supporting tuition

If you wish to continue your lessons, please let us know. Depending upon tutor availability, we may be able to offer online lessons. Many students have already moved to online lessons and continue to benefit from high quality tuition from our experienced tutors. Contact us for more information.


Examination candidates

All summer 2021 GCSE and A Level exams have been cancelled. This is true for each of the UK exam boards and for all centres nationally. At this stage, IGCSE exams are still going ahead as intended and MTC will offer these exams (subject to Covid related government guidance).

As with the previously cancelled Summer 2020 exam series, Macclesfield Tutorial College will do everything possible to support candidates entered with us. We advise that candidates should gather evidence of their work which might be used as evidence to support a Centre Assessed Grade. Should the same process for calculating grades as was used in 2020 be utilised this year, evidence of study and ability will be critical. In order to receive a grade, candidates will need to be able to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Candidates should have a qualified, independent third party who can provide a predicted grade for them and authenticate all submitted evidence. This should be a tutor/teacher who will need to supply their credentials for MTC to validate. A family member is not permitted to submit a grade nor authenticate.
  • There is a sufficient body of evidence of the candidate’s work which can be submitted to us to support the candidate’s ability to achieve the predicted grade. This should be candidate’s work which has been assessed/marked by the tutor and can be in the form of mock exams, past papers, coursework, and classwork/work completed during lessons. MTC reserves the right to amend a submitted grade if the evidence does not support it.

We are closely monitoring the situation and, as more information becomes available, we will communicate with our candidates. We are also lobbying to ensure that private candidates are taken into account during this process.

If a candidate is not able to satisfy the above criteria, they should contact us directly at [email protected] and we will advise of the available options.

Stay safe and healthy.

Macclesfield Tutorial College – Planning for 2020/21

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Macclesfield Tutorial College is open and enrolling students for the current academic year. Whether you are looking for a complete GCSE or A Level study course, a private tutor, or an approved centre to sit your exams, we are here to help. We are accredited with each of the main UK examination boards and are experienced providing tuition and exams in most subjects across various levels, typically GCSE and A Level.

 

Peace of mind in difficult times

 

The College has implemented thorough Covid-19 compliant procedures to ensure the safety of students, visitors and staff. Tuition rooms are clearly marked for social distancing between tutor and student, rooms are cleaned between lessons, hand sanitiser is provided in the building, and a one-way system is in operation. The College is also regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Throughout lockdown , we continued to support our students and exam candidates, despite closure of the College itself. Where appropriate, lessons were conducted remotely via our online portal and work was set for students to complete at home. Our exam centre continued to support the many hundreds of private candidates enrolled to sit exams in the cancelled Summer 2020 GCSE and A Level series. In fact, given our desire to make qualifications accessible to all, we continued to accept exam applications from private candidates who had been withdrawn from other centres around the country and to offer help and advice to everyone who contacted us.

 

Education to suit your needs

 

Our students benefit from tailor-made education packages designed to meet their needs. We match students with the best available tutors, offer bespoke timetables to fit in around other commitments, and can accommodate flexible delivery to ensure teaching is optimised for each student. Our examination services are also offered according to need to make qualifications accessible to all. Whether sitting exams at home or in a private room, providing extra time or rest breaks, use of a reader or scribe or any other required and approved Access Arrangements, our exams staff make every effort to adapt to the needs of the candidate.

 

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you

 

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help, offer guidance and support. If you’re not sure how to proceed, call us for an informal, no-commitment conversation about your options and for an idea of what we can do to help you. Whether you’re considering occasional tuition, studying towards a qualification, or planning to sit an exam, we have a solution for all your learning needs.

 

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Corona Virus Update – 27 March

In order to keep everyone informed, please find enclosed a summary of the current situation.

 

Macclesfield Tutorial College is now fully closed, in line with government directives and all our staff are now doing their best to work remotely to ensure the on-going support of our students, exam candidates and other customers.

We are unable to accept telephone calls so please email us at [email protected] if you have any urgent questions or concerns.


MTC Students following full or part time study courses

We are continuing to offer support to all of our students, whether that is the setting and marking of work, or an on-going timetable of online lessons. We will keep you informed of progress with lessons and are striving to maintain existing timetables wherever possible.


Students receiving supporting tuition

If you wish to continue your lessons, please let us know. Depending upon tutor availability, we may be able to offer online lessons. Contact us for more information.


Examination candidates

All summer 2020 GCSE and A Level exams have been cancelled. This is true for each of the UK exam boards and for all centres nationally. All candidates will be able to receive a grade in the subjects for which they have been entered and the government will soon announce full details of the process for calculating a fair and accurate grade for each candidate. We are closely monitoring the situation and expect further updates on this soon. We are also lobbying to ensure that private candidates are taken into account during this process.

Our advice to all candidates at this time is to ensure you have collected as much evidence of prior attainment as you can – past papers and other independently assessed work (Eg. marked by a tutor) which demonstrate candidate ability. It is highly likely that any suggested grade will need to be back up by evidence of ability.

There will also be opportunities for candidates to sit exams early in the next academic year, should they need to.

More to follow on this..

Corona Virus Update

Following the UK government announcement this evening regarding the closure of all schools and colleges from this Friday, Macclesfield Tutorial College will be closing to all students once lessons conclude this Friday, 20th March 2020.

Given the extraordinary global situation, we recognise that these extreme measures are necessary to safeguard everyone’s health. However, we do not underestimate the importance of our students’ education and have been working hard to ensure that we are able to offer alternative methods of support.

Talk to us – we’ll do our best to help

If you currently receive supporting tuition from us and would like to discuss how we can continue to provide lessons, please call or e-mail us. With the kind cooperation of many of our tutors, we are able to consider home visits (subject to the current NHS advice) and/or online lessons.

For MTC students currently studying full GCSE and A Level courses, you should already have received communication from us to present the available options for you. If you have not yet talked to us about this, please get in touch and we will work out a plan to maintain as much of your on-going studies as is possible.

Naturally, many customers may wish to place lessons on hold at this difficult time. Please let us know if that is the case.

Summer 2020 Exams

This evening, it was also announced that all GCSE and A Level exams scheduled to take place this May/June are cancelled. At this point, we are not able to provide further clarification as to exactly what candidates should expect. Over the coming days and weeks, we will continue to liaise with the examination boards, and Ofqual directly if necessary, to determine the next steps. We fully appreciate the stress and concern this will cause to everyone who was expecting to sit exams this summer but ask for patience as the very serious consequences of Coronavirus unfold.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Best wishes and good health to everyone.

Toby

Toby Vintin
Principal, Macclesfield Tutorial College