Information for Y13 students

Well done to all our Y13 students for demonstrating enthusiasm and remaining committed to your studies during this period of virtual learning – thank you!

Below we try to answer some of the questions you may have right now. If there is still something you’re not sure of please speak with your Progress Tutor, use the Live Chat function on this website, telephone the main switchboard or email us at

What are the arrangements at the start of term?

Now that the September internal exams are over, you should be focussing on your lessons. During weeks commencing 7th and 14th September, all your lessons are virtual, so you are not expected in college.

For those who sat internal exams, these results will be available week commencing 21st September, aswell as UCAS predicted grades for everyone.

Week commencing 7th September – Virtual

Week commencing 14th September – Virtual

Week commencing 21st September – In college

Week commencing 28th September – Virtual

Week commencing 5th October – In college

How do I attend virtual lessons?

You should log into your subject’s Google Classrooms five minutes before each timetabled lesson, from where you can find the link to, and join, the Google Meet with your tutor for that lesson. Be sure to turn on your Google Classroom notifications so that you are aware whenever your tutors send you communication regarding your subjects. Please also remember to check your college emails daily – this is really important so you don’t miss out on relevant information.

What do I need to do to report a Covid-19 related absence?

If you need to self-isolate, or test positive for covid-19, you should telephone the main college switchboard (0161 287 8000) to let us know as quickly as possible – you should do this even if it is a virtual learning week. In these instances, DO NOT use the absence line or Cedar to report an absence – you must call reception on the number above. You may report all other absences on Cedar, or the absence line.

This document is a helpful checklist for what you should do in different Covid-19 related scenarios.

How will college be different when we’re back on-site?

There are lots of changes that you should expect to college life – these will have been gone through with you in your tutorials. These were also sent to you via email but please click here to read it again. It contains lots of important and really useful information about:

  • what entrances and exits you need to use for your lessons, including a map
  • rules around face coverings
  • basic safety instructions for college
  • how to stay safe when travelling to and from college – you can read more about that from Transport for Greater Manchester here
  • College start and finish times
  • Staggered lunchtimes – see more here
  • Where you can purchase food and eat in college



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