Date: 08/04/2021

Dear Learners / Parents / Guardians,

Following a significant reduction in Coronavirus infections across North Wales, we are pleased to be welcoming all learners back to College gradually during the week commencing April 12th.

Most learners will return to college on their normal timetable w/c April 12th. A small number may have different arrangements, and we will contact learners should this apply to them.

Our arrangements for the return of learners, and an update on assessment during term 3 are as follows:

Return to College

We have updated our risk assessments and the following key changes are in place to keep everyone safe from April 12th:

  • All learners will need to wear 3 layer face coverings when inside college buildings and on college transport. Learners do not need to wear face coverings when eating food and outside college buildings (providing 2m social distancing is maintained).
  • Learners who have a valid reason not to wear a face covering should contact Learning Support on to obtain an exemption card.
  • Learners will need to maintain 2m social distancing apart from when they are in classrooms with their contact group.
  • We will provide lateral flow test kits to learners and recommend that they are used twice weekly to minimise the risk of asymptomatic infection, further information about home testing is available here.
  • Home to college transport is running and learners will need to wear face coverings, and follow Grŵp Llandrillo Menai guidance on transport.
  • A grab and go food service will be provided on all campuses.

For further information about our return to college risk assessment, click here.

GCSE & A Level Assessment

We are following WJEC and Qualifications Wales guidance to determine grades this summer and the key points are as follows:

  • We will continue to teach the curriculum from April 12th.
  • During term 3 learners will complete tutor assessments.
  • We will use a range of evidence including the term 3 tutor assessments to determine learners Centre Determined Grades (CDG).
  • We will share subject assessment plans with learners by the end of March. These will explain which assessment evidence will be used to determine Centre Determined Grades.
  • We will share the Centre Determined Grade with learners on June 11th.
  • If learners have any questions about assessment please contact your lecturer.

Vocational Assessment

We are following awarding body guidance to determine grades this summer and the key points are as follows:

  • We will continue to teach the curriculum and assess learners from April 12th.
  • During term 3, learners will complete assessments.
  • We will be following awarding body guidelines to support learners to complete their qualifications this academic year.
  • Vocational awarding bodies are hoping to finalise their arrangements by the end of March and we will share updates via tutors and through this link on the website.

I would like to thank you for your support and understanding whilst you have been learning remotely from home. This hasn't been a normal academic year, and I have been impressed at your dedication and commitment during this period.

I look forward to welcoming you back to college from April 12th and wish you every success this term.

Diolch and Stay Safe,

Dafydd Evans
Chief Executive Officer

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Llandudno Road
Conwy LL28 4HZ
Phone: 01492 546666

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