External exams in I media and Enterprise and Marketing

6th January 2021

Dear Parent,

Following last night’s announcement from the Department for Education the college has decided not to run the upcoming external exams in I media and Enterprise and Marketing which were due to take place on Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th of January. I know that students and parents will be disappointed but given the current situation I do not believe it is safe to bring students into the college to sit these exams. I am also of the opinion that the uncertainty around these exams has hindered student preparation and this would have an adverse effect on their performance. We are awaiting clarification from the exam board regarding further arrangements around student assessment. We are stressing to them the importance of students not being disadvantaged by this decision and I am optimistic that they are listening to what we are saying. As soon as we receive any updates regarding these qualifications we will update you and the students. If you have any further questions about these exams please contact our exams officer Mrs Duell on eduell@blessededward.co.uk

Yours sincerely,

Greg McClarey

Headteacher