last UPDATED: 21st JANUARY 2021
From 5th January 2021, England is under national lockdown restrictions. The government has now confirmed that schools and colleges should move to online learning until February half term. Following this instruction, The City of Liverpool College will now deliver teaching remotely to the vast majority of students. Students should not come into college but must access their classes online as per their timetable.
Vulnerable Students and Children of Key Workers
For vulnerable students and children of key workers only, the college sites will be open from Wednesday 6th January, as per government guidance. Vulnerable students and their parents and carers will be contacted directly before 6th January to confirm arrangements. Parents/carers who are key workers should contact their young person’s progress leader or Head of School.
Students with Scheduled Exams
Some students have exams scheduled this month. We recognise that students have worked hard to prepare for these exams and many students would like to sit them as planned. The government and awarding bodies have indicated that these exams can go ahead, in the usual Covid-secure way. All exams scheduled for January will therefore go ahead for any students wishing to sit them as planned.
However, we also recognise that some students due to sit January exams feel anxious about doing so during a national lockdown and would prefer not to have to use public transport to attend college for their exams, amongst other concerns. Any students who do not wish to sit their January exams will be given the option to defer their exam until the May/June exam series. Students who wish to sit their exams in May/June instead of January should let them Exams Team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, we are continuing to monitor government guidance as the situation evolves and will continue to update our website and social media channels with any changes.. If you have any questions, please explore the Frequently Asked Questions below, and please do not hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help.