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!

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.

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

Summer 2019 Exam Results

When are results available?

Summer 2019 exams are drawing to a close so we thought we’d share some information about results. Results for all Summer 2019 GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level exams will be available in August:

  • Tuesday 13th August 2019Cambridge International exams at IGCSE, GCSE and A-Level
  • Thursday 15th August 2019AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas A-Level exam results
  • Thursday 22nd August 2019 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE and IGCSE exam results

How do I collect my results?

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

  1. Come into the College and collect your results in person
  2. 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.
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post

What can I do if I am unhappy with my results?

We hope that you get the results you need but, if you don’t, don’t panic. The exam boards have various post-results services available, such as gaining access to your answer scripts or requesting a review of marking. There are fees for these services and they do not always result in a change of grade, so please speak to our experienced exams staff to discuss your options.

If you need to re-take your exams, we accept applications for resits and can help advise on the next available opportunities.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for summer exams are issued to us 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 seeing you on results day!

2018: A Year in Review

Management Changes

This year has seen fundamental change in the makeup of the ownership of Macclesfield Tutorial College (MTC) and Expert Tutorials Limited. On 31st August 2018, Mrs Janet Richardson retired and her partnership position and shareholding were taken up by Mr Toby Vintin. Janet was a founding shareholder with Mr David Furphy when forming MTC in 1995.

Janet brought an experience of teaching and experience of working in the retail world to the business as well as a tenacity for detail and hard work. David brought a wide experience of teaching having held several senior positions in secondary schools over many years. Toby has been working for the college for over three years and continues to develop his knowledge of the curricula and the examination systems which form an integral part of the work at the college.  He has worked in the City of London for many years and has wide experience of business management, experience which will be invaluable as MTC progresses.

MTC continues to teach a wide range of subjects at Functional Skills, GCSE and GCE levels and to provide examination entry and facilities for this wide range.  In addition examination facilities and support are provided for external university examinations.

Exams for Private Candidates

As an approved examination centre for Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, OCR and Cambridge International, we have been providing examinations for our own students and independent students in the UK since 1995. Over the years we have hosted examinations for candidates throughout England and have had the pleasure of welcoming others from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, and Vanuatu via Belgium.

We are conducting examinations at MTC on behalf of universities and their distance learning students. These universities include Leicester, Robert Gordon, Arden, Queen Mary University of London and this year Harvard University.

In the last twelve months MTC has conducted examinations in Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, Warrington, Cumbria, Winsford in Cheshire, Tunstall, Urmston, Belper and Carlisle. The college has arranged these special provisions on behalf of various local authorities and universities: generally in the homes of students confined to home through physical illness or other difficulty. We have extensive experience of supporting candidates with special educational needs and have partnered with numerous local authorities and other agencies to offer a professional, supportive and discrete service.

College Facilities

The MTC building in Macclesfield has been extended to incorporate more office space.  This has allowed an increase in waiting-room space to be allocated with a view to refurbishing this area in the near future.

There are ongoing alterations to extend our laboratory space, particularly to enable more students to complete the increased number of practicals required by students to complete the new physics, chemistry and biology GCSE and Advanced Level qualifications.

Online Lessons

This year has seen an increase in the breadth and depth of our work.  Not only are we continuing to deliver online lessons we are now supplying those as far abroad as China and Holland.  The college and its tutors continue to develop an area of expertise in on-line teaching one-to-one and one-to-many. The changes and demands of UK education and the examination system continue to be met by the skilled team of teachers, experienced senior staff and administrators with enthusiasm and energy. It augurs well for the year and years to come.

David Furphy, College Principal

Private Tutors Wanted!

We are always on the look out for experienced and enthusiastic private tutors at all levels up to A Level. Most of our students are in or around the Macclesfield area and will often attend the College itself for lessons. We also offer online tuition, so your location is less important than your ability to engage with learners of all ages and to communicate your expert subject knowledge clearly and effectively.

We offer full and part time courses at GCSE and AS/A Level, as well as one-to-one private tuition in most subjects so, whatever your specialism, we’d love to hear from you.

We have regular customer enquiries relating to the more popular subjects at GCSE and A Level, namely maths, English and the sciences, but also history, geography, modern foreign languages, psychology and beyond. If you specialise in one of these subjects, we have customers waiting to be matched with an accomplished tutor.

Fur further information about the College, current vacancies and the application process, please visit our tutor vacancies page here .

A Level Science Practical Endorsement Class

In addition to our tailor-made, one to one science practicals packages, we also offer an A Level Science Practical Endorsement class! Our classes represent a significant discount when compared to purchased individual laboratory sessions.

An A level science practical class with Macclesfield Tutorial College gives applicants the opportunity to attempt the Practical Endorsement for the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas examination boards, or to prepare for the practical component of the Cambridge International qualifications.

A class includes four days of laboratory time with 12 practical activities covering the required skills and techniques for the A Level Practical Endorsement with each of the JCQ awarding bodies. Our classes are supervised by our professional and enthusiastic tutors, who have vast experience administering A Level qualifications with each of the main UK examination boards.

In the last three years, 100% of our A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics candidates achieved a Pass for the Practical Endorsement.

 

For Full terms and conditions, please see our A Level Practicals page: PRACTICAL ENDORSEMENT CLASSES WITH MTC

Online Tuition with MTC

Online Lessons: The Convenient and Cost Effective Way to Access Tuition from MTC

Online lessons offer the full benefits of face to face tuition with the added convenience of being able to participate in a lesson from literally anywhere with an internet connection and, preferably, a screen, webcam and microphone.

Enquire About Online Lessons

Online GCE Tutor

If you’re studying towards your GCSEs or A Levels, most topics can be effectively taught online. Whether that is learning about algebra and geometry for GCSE Maths, or analysing Shakespeare and modern poetry for A Level English Literature, an online lesson facilitates discussion with your tutor and the sharing of ideas, both verbally and visually. Both student and tutor log in to a virtual classroom and (assuming you have the use of a webcam) are able to see and talk to each other as if they were in the same room.

Maths Tutor GCSE

For maths lessons, a digital visualiser enables the tutor to share diagrams, charts and other visuals as if they were drawing on a whiteboard in front of you. Screen-sharing technology also allows both tutor and student to share their computer screen and better illustrate a point being made or work being done.

GCE English Tutor Online

Online tuition is also successful with more creative subjects, such as English Language and English Literature. Annotated scripts can be shared on screen, ideas can be discussed, and essays submitted all within the online, virtual classroom.

Science Online Tutors

Even science can be supported with online lessons. With the ever increasing expectation that students develop practical science skills and techniques at both GCSE and A Level, it is inescapable that some lessons will need to be conducted in a laboratory environment. However, we find that a supporting program of online lessons, covering the more theoretical elements of the syllabus can be beneficial.

Cost Effective and Safe Tuition

Online lessons with Macclesfield Tutorial College are not only convenient, they are also increasingly accessible as they represent a cost saving when compared to traditional, face to face tuition. Not only are transport costs removed since you are not obliged to come into the college, but there is also a reduced hourly rate for online lessons.

All tutors with MTC are DBS checked and, with online lessons, you have the added security of all lessons being recorded and stored. Should there be any reason to review what was discussed in a lesson, a recording can be accessed. This also serves as a handy study aid as lesson recordings can be used as a revision aid at a later date to review concepts and ideas discussed.

If you haven’t yet tried online lessons with us and are unsure how they may work for you, contact us for a no-commitment discussion about how we can help you.

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