Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College will re-open on 15th June 2020.

The Government has advised that Colleges should begin to reopen from Monday 15th June in a phased capacity in order to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. We are pleased to release our latest plan with students, parents and staff for partial learning to continue on campus.

Read more about our guidelines 

Awarding of Exam Results

England’s exam regulator, Ofqual, have released a decision regarding the assessment of GCSE, AS level and A level grades since all exams were cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

Teachers’ predictions for GCSE, AS level and A levels in England will be based on the evidence available to them, such as previous exam results, tests, homework, coursework, mock exams and more. Teachers will be asked to say what they think would have been the grades most likely to have been achieved if the summer exams had taken place based on an overall professional judgement.

They will also be asked to put students in order of expected achievement within each predicted grade band. This will be used to moderate the overall share of grades in schools across the country. Information about other qualifications such as vocational courses (BTEC/CTEC) will be available soon.

Read the official letter from Ofqual to students regarding Summer 2020 GCSE, AS level and A level grading.   

Guidance on Learning from Home

We have put together some guidance to outline what is expected of you during this closure period; please do download and read this information carefully to help you continue to learn effectively.

Careers Support

We would like to assure you that the Careers team will continue to offer you the best support they can on a remote basis. Please do not write with questions on exam results and university places just yet as we do not have any further information to offer at present. As more detail becomes available, we will keep you informed via email and direct you to the most appropriate sources of support.

If you have any questions or concerns in due course please send them to careers@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

Wellbeing Support

We know this is a very anxious time for our students and we aim to support remotely where we can. There are also a range of websites that offer tips for a positive mind such as www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ during this time.

Adult Education & Apprenticeships

For the latest information regarding Adult Education courses, visit https://www.portsmouth-college.ac.uk/adult-education/

Should you wish to contact the team please email adultlearning@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

Apprenticeships are continuing through remote methods. If you have been unable to engage with these, please contact your apprenticeship tutor for guidance. Regarding end point assessments (EPA), we are working with EPA organisations to determine the process moving forward. Any enquiries around your EPA should go to your apprenticeship tutor.

If you need to contact our Apprenticeships team, please email apprenticeships@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

Trips and Visits

With immediate effect, any overseas trips for schools and colleges have been cancelled on government advice. We have also taken the decision to cancel or postpone UK trips and visits until further notice.

Where trips are cancelled, we will process refunds for these. Your patience in supporting this process is appreciated.

Community Hire

All hire of our Sports Hall during the evening and weekends is suspended until further notice.

Contact Us

Please be assured that you can continue to contact the college by telephone on 023 9266 7521 and via email to hello@tpc.ac.uk – we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we are able to, given the circumstances.

Stay Safe from us all at Portsmouth College. 

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