Onsite testing at Solihull College & University Centre

In line with government advice, the College is offering all full time students (16-18) two onsite lateral flow tests. One during the w/c 6th September and the second w/c 13th September. Public Health England (Solihull) are again kindly offering their support in administering the tests, which will take place at Blossomfield Campus Monday-Wednesday each week and at Woodlands Campus on Thursday and Friday. Students who have enrolled should have received both an email and text advising them of their allocated date and time to have their tests. We’d encourage all learners to engage with the testing process. If your son/daughter/ward has concerns that they have not received an invitation to undertake a test, please ask them to speak to their tutor as soon as possible and we will make sure this is arranged. Public Health England have also asked us to advise you that there is a walk-in vaccination site at Mell Square, Solihull and plans are currently being made for a mobile site at our Woodlands Campus in the north of the borough.

16 – 19 Education

Now the education leaving age has risen to 18 and students are required to stay within education after 16 doesn’t just mean staying at school full-time; your child can stay at school, go to college, or take up an apprenticeship or a part-time training course. They can earn money and learn new skills at the same time if they want to.

At Solihull College & University Centre our students are treated as young adults and we show them trust with the expectation that they embrace responsibility, co-operation and self-discipline in order to achieve their desired goals and aims whilst studying with us. At all times we expect mutual respect and understanding with staff, tutors and fellow students and ask they demonstrate an active interest in all areas of learning, in preparation for making the transition into the world of work or higher education.

Parents and Guardians

We believe you, as parents or guardians have a huge role to play in providing encouragement and motivation from home in order to help get your child or ward the most out of their course while they’re with us at the College.

As well as this, we keep all parents and guardians up-to-date with progress and won’t hesitate to get in touch if we feel necessary, we want this attitude to reciprocate and encourage you to raise any questions or queries you may have about your child or ward, regardless of how far along their course they are and regardless of how trivial the matter may seem.

Solihull College & University Centre is a thriving, high-quality learning institution which prides itself on the young people who come here with the drive and determination to learn and make the most out of their experience, whilst upholding the high standards of mature behaviour and professional discipline expected of any institution beyond school. Together, we can ensure that every student leaves us with the brightest hopes for their futures, wherever it may be.

Results for Summer 2021

How students can access their results

On receipt of examination results from the awarding body, students will receive a text message to the mobile number held on the college system to advise that an email has been sent to their college account with an attached results statement.

To access a college email account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to hub.solihull.ac.uk.
  2. Click the ‘Log in with Office 365’ red button. Sign in with college email and your network password. studentID@students.solihull.ac.uk
  3. Select Office 365. Once open, select Outlook
  • Students who have forgotten their password can either access the password changing terminals available onsite, or can use the following instructions:
    1. Go to www.office.com.
    2. Sign in using student email.
    3. On password screen, click forgot password.
    4. Enter on screen character code click next.
    5. Ensure I forgot my password is selected and click next.
    6. Enter phone number for text.
    7. Enter verification code.
    8. Enter new password and confirm.
    9. Sign in using new password.

Where official statements are available the team will send them out via the post ASAP.

On receipt of certificates from the awarding body they will send out via the post ASAP.

How grades will be calculated in 2021

Due to the disruptive impact of COVID, the government has adjusted the process for assessing qualifications this academic year. As a result, many exams and assessments have been adapted to ensure students are able to complete their qualifications and achieve the grades they need to progress into further education or employment.

The College has worked closely with exam boards to ensure that a range of evidence has been used to provide students with a grade that reflects their performance this year. The process of assessment and marking has also been quality assured in alignment with the requirements of both exam boards and Ofqual, the qualifications regulator.

Results Dates

  • A-Level Results: .
  • GCSE Results: .
  • Vocational and Technical Qualifications: onwards (dates vary between exam boards).

Appealing Grades

If a student wishes to appeal against their grade, they should please read the Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding in Summer 2021 opposite to ensure that their appeal meets the criteria stipulated and that they are aware that their grade could potentially go up, down or stay the same.

Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding in Summer 2021:
Student guide to awarding: summer 2021

To make an appeal, students should complete this form before the deadlines stated below.
QTAG Appeals Application

Appeal deadlines

  • Students who have applied to university: .
  • All other students: .

Resources

Find out more about the services we offer for students.