Monday 11th May 2020
All Students should now have received notification of their courses for this coming session – if you have not received notification you should email the relevant House Team to enquire about this.
This year has been very challenging, as we’ve had to work on the coursing and timetabling process remotely. In normal circumstances students receive their timetables and begin their classes, but this year we have had to notify students by email about their courses – this is has been a laborious process and we apologise for any issues arising from this.
Currently we are receiving a large number of queries regarding timetables and how to access e-learning resources. Please see our help below, as this should answer your questions at his time.
Currently, as we are not in the building, there is no finalised timetable and, as a result, will not receive their individual timetables at this time. We have completed the first part of the timetabling process – allocating classes – and we will begin to follow this with the creation of a ‘schedule’, which will then enable the creation of individual student timetables. We are working on this slowly for a number of reasons: firstly, as we are working remotely, and the timetabling process is complex and relies on the input of a number of staff, we need to work slowly to ensure errors are minimised. Secondly, we are exploring what the timetable might look like when we return to the building. We do not anticipate that all students will be back at the same time and we are exploring a range of options we have to facilitate a ‘blended approach’, where students undertake some work via e-learning and spend some time in the building. Lastly, and most importantly, we are also considering how the timetable might be shaped to enable safe and healthy learning for all. For example, how we might stagger lunchtimes to minimise the numbers in the atrium and how we might set up our classes to employ effective social distancing measures. None of this is easy, and we are keen to ensure that we follow the guidance provided to us by local and national government to ensure our students safety is paramount to our decision making.
We are also receiving a number of queries about how to access our e-learning resources. Students should sign up to the appropriate Google Classrooms by signing into GLOW and accessing the codes posted on the Year Group Google Classrooms. The codes for each year are given below:
If you are having trouble accessing Google Classroom you should contact our e-learning team on the email below, they will be able to answer any further queries you may have.
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