Information for Students
We appreciate that many Glasgow Kelvin students will be anxious about how they’ll achieve certification from SQA and how this will affect their ability to progress. We can reassure you that this is a national issue and arrangements are being discussed by governing bodies on a daily basis. At the moment there is some clarification on certain issues and it may help to note the following:
- The SQA and colleges throughout Scotland are meeting regularly to discuss certification and get some clarity on how this will be organised going forward. As soon as we know, we’ll ensure that students are made aware of arrangements.
- An estimate model for internal assessment decisions is being created. This means that qualifications for Higher National (HN) units and some other courses should eventually be based on coursework, prior attainment, other evidence and lecturer estimates, relying on professional judgement of teaching staff and their knowledge of candidates.
- The position regarding National Qualifications is also being discussed and a solution will be reached in the near future. We will keep our students and staff updated on this.
- In the meantime, if you are able to, you should continue to engage with your class tutor through Teams, Moodle, email or other online resources to progress your learning.
- Colleges are also continuing to liaise with higher education institutions and university partners at a national and UK level to put in place arrangements for progression and articulation which take account of the current circumstances.
We hope this goes some way towards reassuring you that we are doing everything we can to support you to successfully complete your course. As soon as any more information is available, we will keep you informed but rest assured we have the best interests of our students at heart and progression in your learning journey is of vital importance to us.
However, please remember that you can only do what you can do – these are difficult times and many of you may feel overwhelmed. Please don’t find yourselves under too much pressure and do take advantage of the wellbeing resources available through the College, such as Big White Wall.
In these uncertain times, stay connected. Stay well. And stay safe.
If any student is stuck at home in an abusive relationship, these helplines are available to you and they have quick exit buttons on them so that if you are working on your PC/tablet/laptop and have work open, the website will instantly close. This will give the impression that you are working and hopefully keep you safe.