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Students celebrate GCSE
Results at Hugh Bird Collage
been taking place for students at Hugh Baird College, as they
collect their GCSE results and begin making preparations for
their next steps to either Further Education, an Apprenticeship
and or Higher Education. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,
students across the College were not able to sit exams this
summer. After months of patiently waiting, today students
received results that allowed them to progress into their next
stage of education or even their career.
Elisheva Hampton, Hugh Baird 14 to 16 College student, said:-
"During my time at the 14 to 16 College, I studied Performing
Arts (alongside the compulsory GCSE subjects). The College has
helped prepare me for my future, today I achieved a grade 7
(GCSE English) and a grade 5 (GCSE Maths) and will be enrolling
at Liverpool City College to study Digital Art and Graphic
Design in September. For someone who has always been home
Schooled, I was amazed by the support provided by the College. I
couldn't have done it without the Teachers and Teaching
Assistants, I have gained valuable experience and built my
confidence. Even during the confusing and scary times, me and my
fellow classmates have remained supported throughout."
Abbie Walker, Hugh Baird Learning for Life student, said:-
"I knew I wanted a fresh start after School and Hugh Baird
College looked perfect for me. Since starting at the College,
studying the Learning for Life programme, my confidence has
increased and I have made friends for life. Today I achieved a
grade 5 (GCSE English) and a pass (Level 1 Functional Skills). I
wouldn't have been able to do it without my Tutors always being
there for me every step of the way, encouraging me in everything
I do. My goal is to 1 day work in a Nursery as a Nursery Nurse."
Sarah Lewis, Hugh Baird College GCSE English and Maths student,
said:- "I decided to come back to Hugh Baird College after
previously studying here and really enjoying it. As a mature
student I worried that my experience would be different, but I
have loved every minute of it. English and Maths are two basic
skills that everyone needs and will use daily, I am over the
moon I achieved a grade 7 (GCSE English) and a grade 4 (GCSE
Maths) and hope to 1 day land a job working with children."
Rachael Hennigan, Hugh Baird College Principal and Chief
Executive, said:- "I am really proud of all of our
students. This year has been extremely difficult for all our
students, having to adjust to the ‘new norm' has been really
hard, yet they have given 100% commitment to their studies and
the results show it has paid off. We wish our students every
success as they take the next step towards their future. We also
hope that their results have encouraged their self belief and
determination to succeed in the next stage of their journey."
All GCSE classes are FREE at Hugh Baird College and spaces for
students to start this September 2020 are still available.
Individuals interested in taking those first steps to apply for
the 14 to 16 College are encouraged visit:-
alternatively call:- 01513534444.
Dr Nick Smith from Oxford
Home Schooling comments on GCSE results
AS the GCSE
results got released, Dr Nick Smith, Principal, at Oxford Home
Schooling, commented that:-
"After months of unprecedented disruption to education, GCSE
students are finally getting their grades. GCSE results day is a
big moment in any child's life and for thousands of children
across the country, it will be a day of celebration. The results
can be a springboard for a variety of exciting careers and it's
great to see so many students rewarded for their hard work. But
for those who don't quite get the results they hoped for, we're
here to reassure them that you shouldn't worry! For those who
don't get the GCSE results they expected, there are a number of
options available. To begin with, students should get in touch
with the course representative at the 6th Form or College they
applied for. They might say it's possible to let them on the
course anyway, or perhaps find an alternative subject.
Alternatively, it might be worth considering less traditional
pathways, such as Apprenticeships, work experience or a gap
year. Such options do not mean that students have to simply
leave education behind, as they can still re-sit GCSEs while
working. There's also the possibility of doing your A-levels at
home. Many students have enjoyed Home Schooling over lockdown
and if they want to carry on learning, but didn't meet their
College or 6th Form's entry criteria, they could take the
qualifications independently. You can complete ALevels in a wide
range of subjects at home, from maths and English, to psychology
and business, so there really is something for everyone."
Liverpool City Region steps
up local support for GCSE and A level graduates
Region is part of a new ₤600,000 programme to support
young people who have just received their A level and GCSE
results and are trying to decide what to do next. Liverpool City
Region Careers Hub, managed by Growth Platform, is 1 of 28
regions across the country who are part of the programme,
supported nationally by The Careers and Enterprise Company
(CEC). The programme is focused of delivering local careers
support in the Liverpool City Region for the class of 2020 of
students who have just received their exam results. It comes at
a time of heightened concern about the increased levels of
uncertainty facing this generation of School Leavers in the face
of Covid and exam result uncertainty. A recent poll of 5,000
Teachers by Teacher Tapp for CEC found 43% reporting young
people were facing additional uncertainty about their future
choices due to the impact of the pandemic and lockdown. The
additional support is being provided to help young people either
choose what courses of study might be best for them to take next
or make the step from education into employment. 59% in the poll
said support from Schools, Teachers and Careers advisers will be
essential to help students prepare for the post-Covid
environment. 74% believe employability skills like teamwork and
public speaking skills are now the most important way to improve
pupils' career prospects in these uncertain economic times.
John Yarham, interim CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company
said:- "Our young people have faced considerable
uncertainty in recent months, in particular GCSE and A' level
students. They continue to face the significant challenges of
the post pandemic economic environment and it is vitally
important we increase the support and guidance they need in
making informed choices about their next steps. Connecting young
people in the local community with expert advice and local
employers, so they can make the most of their talents and
opportunities is now more important than ever before."
On GCSE results day Liverpool City Region Careers Hub partnered
with:- 'All About Futures' to host a digital
takeover day:- "LCR Careers Hub - All About Futures."
The team will be supporting young people with the information
they will need to find a career pathway that's perfect for them.
There will be links to local Colleges, courses and advice,
Apprenticeships, employment opportunities and careers support,
as well as resources on how to build a CV and complete College /
Sally Beevers, Careers Hub Lead for Growth Platform said:-
"The class of 2020 has experienced unprecedented disruption to
their education and confusion regarding examination results.
Nevertheless, there are excellent opportunities available in the
Liverpool City Region and the additional support we are able to
provide locally will ensure comprehensive awareness and clear
direction to support our young people at this crucial time."
Government announces plans to
combat environmental challenges
has 19 August 2020, outlined its plans to combat climate and
environmental challenges the farming industry faces through
setting legally binding targets underpinned in the Environment
Bill. Responding to this, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:-
"Farmers and landowners have a crucial role to play in meeting
these long term Government targets to conserve and restore the
natural environment. Businesses can do more if they know there
is a long term target to reach. The timeline of new targets
being brought forward to 2022 is certainly ambitious, yet
achievable. But for progress to be made, the Government must
work closely with the private sector to ensure the necessary
resources and enabling policies are put in place. This includes
the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, which will
give farmers access to public money to deliver environmental
benefits. With this scheme not being available until 2024,
there's still much uncertainty on how this will work in
practice, while in the meantime the old payment system is due to
start being phased out in less than 4 months, leaving farmers
with a significant cash flow problem."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total number
of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been
laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,182 cases
and the total number now stand at 322,280, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the
4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 6 according to the Department of
Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a
positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS
laboratory is 41,403..
The number of COVID-19
patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
867. The current number of COVID-19
patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK
70. Daily number of COVID-19 patients
admitted to UK Hospitals:-
In England, there are a total of 278,551 confirmed cases. North
West - total of 50,706 confirmed cases:-.
The number of laboratory
the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
2,744 confirmed cases.
Halton, 732 confirmed cases.
1,064 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,266
Wirral, 2,108 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory
cases within Local Authorities around
the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Blackburn with Darwen, 1,722 confirmed cases.
Blackpool, 1,084 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 2,192 confirmed cases.
Bury, 2,192 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,336 confirmed cases.
Cheshire West and Chester, 2,100 confirmed cases.
Lancashire, 7,803 confirmed cases.
Manchester, 3,927 confirmed cases.
Oldham, 2,707 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, 2,129 confirmed cases.
Salford, 1,693 confirmed cases.
Stockport, 1,933 confirmed cases.
Tameside, 1,809 confirmed cases.
Trafford, 1,581 confirmed cases.
Warrington, 1,395 confirmed
Wigan, 2,264 confirmed cases.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
Blackburn with Darwen
City of Manchester
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Previous 24hr Data
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