Bishop Milner Catholic College has cancelled all of the BTEC examinations in the January session.
Following the DfE official notification at 6.42pm, we received confirmation from Pearson (BTEC provider) at 10.21pm last night that no student would be disadvantaged by not taking these exams and alternative arrangements will be made to secure each students grade/certification.
In support of our students, we feel it would be inappropriate at this time to force our students to sit an exam, especially as many of them have missed so much face-to-face teaching since March 2020.
The government are due to make some form of announcement about all exams later today.
We will formally notify all students and parents of our decision in writing today. An email will also be sent out.
We can also confirm that thankfully, we were able to make contact with the five students (or their parents) who were due to sit their PE exam this morning.
We trust you will be supportive of our decision and we will maintain regular communication with all those affected over the coming