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06/04/20

Redbridge Safer Schools Team - Beware of fraud and scams during Covid19 https://t.co/bSAejrH2NT

06/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Remember, you can pass on before you show any symptoms. Keep your distance if you leave your home to shop for food or exercise. You must stay at least 2 metres (6ft 6in) away from other people you pass on your journey 👟📏+📏🚴🏽 https://t.co/6zjlBaDCXF

05/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Thanks to every one of you who has become a member of the Redbridge Joins Together community Facebook group, supporting others in the borough during the outbreak🙏 If you haven't done so already, you can join at👉🏽https://t.co/ZS7qN0v0QX https://t.co/acvnl2E7kW

04/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Please remember support is always available. Day or night, somebody will answer your call. https://t.co/EU3YJGnMJN

04/04/20

UCAS update following Ofqual announcement Please see below, or click on the link below for an information letter from Mr Casey regarding information for September 2020 entry. https://t.co/OiHw0TX2X9 https://t.co/OILelJ25NI

03/04/20

Retweeted From Widad Allybaccus

thank you to the NHS from Akeem @ Caterham High School https://t.co/YETQ6lGSho

03/04/20

Retweeted From UCAS

For further details in relation to Ofqual's announcement please use the following link. https://t.co/aIZmW29gb4 https://t.co/fzAY95jbRZ

03/04/20

Retweeted From Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives

Thank you to everyone in the NHS for all that you are doing - from all at East Area Police. https://t.co/EOHtdKzRyx

02/04/20

For all Students - a fantastic opportunity to ask key questions to key and providers. Places are limited. To sign up use the link https://t.co/q91XbPh9cB https://t.co/xJMertLx9C

02/04/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

I want to directly thank everyone who is working to support children and young people during the fight to reduce the spread of Covid-19. https://t.co/HE9b8U8QjV

02/04/20

Retweeted From GOV UK

Coronavirus. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

02/04/20

University taster days and sessions | City, University of London https://t.co/6wErUc12Lu

01/04/20

Retweeted From Sarah

A massive thank you from me, such a wonderful thing to do. My 88 year old mum is a resident there.

01/04/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS TO COLLECT ONLINE RESOURCES PACKS If any student needs a paper pack parents can EMAIL welcome.net stating child’s name & year group. Request Deadline: Thursday 2nd April 2pm Child/parent can then pick up-11am & 12noon on Friday 3rd April https://t.co/CXBDa4VCHg

01/04/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

If unable to pickup on Friday please email welcome.net, with parental name, child name, year group and postal address including post code

01/04/20

If unable to pickup on Friday please email welcome.net, with parental name, child name, year group and postal address including post code

01/04/20

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS TO COLLECT ONLINE RESOURCES PACKS If any student needs a paper pack parents can EMAIL welcome.net stating child’s name & year group. Request Deadline: Thursday 2nd April 2pm Child/parent can then pick up-11am & 12noon on Friday 3rd April https://t.co/CXBDa4VCHg

01/04/20

Caterham High School donated food to the Birchwood Residential Care Home (Clayhall Avenue). Birchwood have 40 residents from our local community. They love baking, so all the flour and sugar will come in handy, they can also have fish and chips on Friday! https://t.co/M6MCqry1bA

01/04/20

REDBRIDGE JOINS TOGETHER FACEBOOK GROUP A group for Redbridge residents who want to support others during the coronavirus outbreak as well as those who need some help themselves.​ https://t.co/C0oED8sCSY https://t.co/Xvc9sgGxUk

01/04/20

Key Workers Holiday Provision URGENT DEADLINE 2.00PM 1ST APRIL https://t.co/A2tYULRbPC

01/04/20

Free Access to ‘The Day’ https://t.co/7Y4ZzNhpXT

31/03/20

Retweeted From Kathryn Halford OBE, RN, RSCN

Thanks

31/03/20

Department have been helping out: Mr Earl and his art colleagues have put together packs for our local group "Clayhall Volunteer Group". CVG are helping to keep children and their families busy and learning through arts & crafts https://t.co/NKDCtlSFgx

31/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High Sixth Form

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30/03/20

Ms Chapple and Ms Dayal have been packing up protective masks and gloves to be donated to the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust ()to support staff on the frontline fighting the https://t.co/eLvzdI5Sbi

30/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Keep on top of your reading during school closures with books across the Shortlists for 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals https://t.co/ZkAQHsPPRQ

29/03/20

Information for Parents about Online Safety at Home https://t.co/qQ6O0W6Uxe https://t.co/gWxYwiPOD8

28/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

At the end of a difficult week, I would like to say a massive thank you to all the school leaders, teachers and staff who have show immense dedication as they step up to help this country tackle coronavirus. https://t.co/DOSg7EP2re

27/03/20

UCAS Update: Confirmation of new decision and reply deadlines https://t.co/L5eIzMc6If

27/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

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26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Please be aware of a scam being posted on social media. The school would not ask for our families bank account details. See below: https://t.co/dipQ8KSqWC

26/03/20

David Walliams is releasing an audio book every day at 11.00am. https://t.co/fng4Jo0pPa https://t.co/aa1qIHGqCG

26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

PE for students every day at 9.00am https://t.co/zSfyfRz25J https://t.co/y0UOXfJ6Mr

26/03/20

Retweeted From Caterham High School

Amazon have made their children’s stories available for free. Follow this link to start listening. https://t.co/1n5ftXRCfZ

24/03/20

Information https://t.co/2hoF6KcjV2

24/03/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Update: Higher education providers in England have been asked not to change their offers to students for two weeks in order to maintain stability. https://t.co/tIWtxvRd1S

24/03/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Following the cancellation of examinations and assessments, the Government today asked all universities and colleges to stop making unconditional offers or amending existing offers to students for up to two weeks. 1/5

UCAS Clearing and Adjustment 2019

Adjustment– if you’ve done better than expected

Adjustment is a chance for you to reconsider where and what to study. If you've had a firm conditional choice accepted – and therefore made into an unconditional firm choice – you could potentially swap your place for one on another course you prefer.

Clearing– If a student ends up on A level results day with no university place, they can then enter ‘clearing’. There is no stigma about this: tens of thousands of students get a place via clearing every year (almost 60,000 last year!).

If you think you might be in that situation, this is a good guide to clearing: https://university.which.co.uk/advice/clearing-results-day/the-survivors-guide-to-clearing

The alternative to clearing, incidentally, is to withdraw from UCAS, take a gap year and re-apply in the autumn. You would do that through us, by popping in to see our UCAS team in September or October.

Further information can be found by clicking on the following: UCAS Adjustment and Clearing. A hard copy of this will be provided in students' results envelopes. 

 

Clearing 2019 by Rachel Hall, The Guardian August 10th2019 

However confident students feel about A-level predictions and course choices, in this buyers’ market it’s good to know when to check the UCAS website

This year two factors are set to shape the clearing process: a birth rate dip in the early 2000s means there are fewer 18 year-olds in the UK than in previous years; and universities are looking to recruit more students. This means it’s an ideal time for savvy students to shop around, even if they’ve already accepted an offer. Perhaps they feel differently about their course or institution choice now that summer’s rolled around, or maybe they think they could have aimed higher. Either way, the choice is theirs.

Last year, a record 60,000 students entered university via clearing. Lots of universities run open days and start advertising their vacancies well before A-level results day on 15 August, knowing that many students use this as a second application window. This year, clearing opened on 5 July.

“There will be lots of availability in clearing, even on very selective courses at Russell Group institutions, though I do think those top courses will go quite quickly,” says Mary Curnock-Cook, former chief executive of UCAS. “It’s more like universities scrambling for applicants than applicants for places, so applicants can afford to be quite choosy.”

This is particularly the case for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Cambridge has entered clearing for the first time this year, but applications are only open to students from the poorest areas of the country. Edinburgh is also awarding all its places in clearing to students from the most deprived parts of Scotland.

For students who’ve missed out on their grades, there are plenty of quality courses on offer. Hope Clay Belshamgota place at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) through clearing last year to study animal science, after missing out on a place at its neighbour, Nottingham.

“When I spoke to NTU I was greeted with a friendly and helpful staff member who assured me everything would work out,” she recalls.

While she had only considered universities in the research-intensive Russell Group prior to applying, she’s now finding she’s better suited to NTU’s assessment style. “I love that I have assignments rather than loads of exams.”

The secret is to start your preparations early. Emma Leech, director of marketing at Loughborough University, says that in recent years “the speed of folks hitting the phone lines has got quicker”. She advises students to have a list of the unis and courses they meet the grade requirements for, and to start ringing the moment they have their results.

If students are confident about their decisions, Leech says, they’re less likely to fall prey to “aggressive marketing”, such as offers of free laptops from unisl ooking to fill places. “Don’t get pushed by an institution to say yes on the spot.”

Curnock-Cookadds that students who have read about the government’s review of tuition fees might be tempted to wait a year, in the hope of paying £7,500 in fees rather than £9,250. But, she cautions: “The timing has quite a big question mark over it, because of the political shenanigans going on at the moment, so you could be waiting a long time.”

Instead, students should take the opportunity to work out which subjects most inspire them. “Don’t just look at course headlines,” says Curnock-Cook. “Read about all the modules and make sure you feel comfortable with them – you’re going to spend three years studying this subject in depth. If the modules or choices available on a particular course don’t make you feel ‘Yes, I could stay up all night reading that’, then it’s probably not the right one to go for.”

Timeline

15 August
A-level results day. While students without any offers will already have been browsing for courses, today is the day when students who missed their grades are able to enter clearing. Adjustment also opens for students who received better results than expected. To find out which route you’re eligible for, check UCAS Track.

31 August
The deadline for providing extra information on your application, such as other achievements, to enable you to meet offer conditions. Adjustment closes today.

4 September
For students who want to take a gap year and defer entry to 2020 rather than go through clearing, applications open for UCAS courses starting next year.

20 September
All applications to UCAS courses starting in 2019 must be received by 6pm today.

5 October
The deadline for 2020 applications to Oxford and Cambridge, and most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry.

22 October
The final date for applications to courses starting in 2019 via clearing. After this date, universities and colleges can no longer accept students via clearing.

15 January
The final deadline for all applications to undergraduate courses starting in 2020.

How to make the process of clearing easier

Before the day

1 Prepare
If you suspect you haven’t made your grades, anything you can do beforehand will ease the rush on results day. Clearing opened on 5 July, although universities can’t make an offer until you have your results. You can check which courses have vacancies – university websites and UCAS give some details before results. Ring around to register your interest in advance.

2 Reflect
Now is a good time to look at the universities and subjects you shortlisted back in your original UCAS application and consider what appealed. Are these the same things you want now? Gather module marks and GCSE results, and reread your personal statement. Then make a list of possible courses – take notes about what appeals.

3 Take notes
Shortlist potential courses and note contacts and names. While you’re thinking clearly, note specific details of what interests you on each course – teaching methods, content, internships etc.

4 Sign up for alerts
The UCAS direct contact service allows universities to get in touch directly about courses from 15 August. It’s open to students without an offer.

5 Consider alternatives
This might be a gap year, a different subject, or the same elsewhere. You can also apply for apprenticeships alongside your UCAS application, although deadlines vary.

6 Explore campuses
Social media, city guides and student portals are great for figuring out what it’s like to live and study somewhere you don’t yet know. Think again about campus versus city sites, accommodation and the relative cost of living.

On the day

1 Seek support
If you’re feeling emotional, remember that’s a normal response. Don’t feel like you have to go through clearing alone – a parent or teacher will be happy to help.

2 Stay calm and follow the steps
At 8am you can check UCAS Track to see if you’ve been accepted by your firm or insurance choice. Some universities accept students even if they are off by a grade and you can ring to check. Track will show whether you are in clearing.

Once you’ve collected your results, which universities will need before they can offer you a place, and you have your UCAS Track login details to hand, you can look at the live list of vacancies on UCAS and individual university websites.

After browsing availability, you can start ringing university hotlines and using social media to ask questions. If possible, have a spare phone for call backs while you ring around. Write down details, names and contacts from calls.

3 Take your time
You can’t formally accept a place until 3pm, and normally you’ll have two or three days to decide. Once you’ve decided, enter your single choice in Track. When a uni has verified your grades, you’re in. 

Don’t feel like you have to accept a place as soon as you’re offered it. Ask how long the university will give you to reflect on your decision and make sure that it’s the right one for you.