Hi Everyone,

We hope that this email finds you well. There is no doubt that the past two months have been an incredibly challenging time for everyone. This said, we are amazed at how well everyone has pulled together in transitioning to working remotely. We’d like to personally thank all our staff, students, education partners and friends for for their ongoing support, and helping each other to get through this time.

On a positive note, there have been lots of exciting things happening at SoundSkool this week. In this newsletter we will be announcing our competition winners, reminding students of deadlines, and providing information on the launch of maths and English classes. Be sure to read on to find out all the info.

Very best wishes,

everyone @ SoundSkool ️
#ISOLATIONCREATIONS – Winners We are pleased to announce the winners of our recent student competition. Over the past two weeks, we have asked students to send in tracks that they have been working on over the lockdown period. After a positively overwhelming response, and a very difficult choice for the judges, we are pleased to announce the following winners:

Summer (Level 3 Year 2)
Jermaine (Level 3 Year 1)

Both students will be sent an Amazon gift voucher for £20 as a reward for their contributions. Please check our Instagram page, where you will be able to hear the winning submissions.

A special shout out to all of our entrants – there are still more competitions coming, so keep those entries rolling in!!
Final deadlines for student work submissions: Thursday 14th May
All students and guardians are reminded that the final deadline for all assignments submissions is exactly a week away. It is important that you have handed in all your submissions by this date, to be sent away for grading.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding this deadline, please email:
Maths and English virtual lessons – every Tuesday Maths and English sessions are now taking place on Tuesdays for relevant students. It is mandatory for you to be attending these sessions if you are expected in them.

A message from the maths and English team:   Although there will not be any GCSE or Functional Skills exams until the new academic year, virtual online classes are taking place for all Soundskool and Wac Arts College students. 
·  Students should be compiling a portfolio of work to secure any exam results that they may get
·  Students should be preparing for any future exams or assessments in the Autumn Term
·  Students should continue to develop key skills for employment, FE/HE and practical uses of English/Maths in everyday life.  
·  Students may need additional evidence of their capabilities for their next educational provision, especially if they need to retake their GCSE

Predicted grades versus submitted grades

All college students moving on to a new educational provision will need to tell their college their predicted grades. Your predicted grades should be available from your tutor now. If you have not yet received them, please get in touch. It is your right to know your predicted grade.
For the first time ever this year, tutors will be submitting the grades that they think you would have got, had you sat the exam. Teachers must make this decision in a group with other teachers and they must compare you to the other students in the college to ensure consistency. Once they have made their decision they are not allowed to inform you of the grade that they have submitted for you. This is because your final grade will be decided by the exam board. You will be notified of your grade on August 20th as would ordinarily happen.

Jo Thompson
Literacy Coordinator & SENCo  

We will be back with you next week – see you then!  

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