I have received the following message from Rachel Smith Director of Pastoral and Academic Progress at Macclesfield College:
English language and maths GCSEs free at Lewisham Southwark College for home educated 14+. Enrolment from June 16th [LINK]
If you are applying for these courses, literacy and numeracy assessments will be held on WEDNESDAY 28TH and THURSDAY 29TH JUNE.
Starting in September 2017, Juliette Grassby-Lewis, a former home-educator who teaches at Lewisham and Southwark college, is looking to set up a special GCSE English class just for home educated young people – minimum age 14 – at the main campus on Lewisham Way [MAP LINK]
This would be a 1 year course, starting in September 2017 and sitting exams in June 2018. (It would NOT be a resit course)
If you sign up for the course everything is taken care of; you won’t need to try and find an exam centre as all exams are taken at the college, and all course fees and exams are FREE.
More details about home educated 14-16 college funding from the Education Funding Agency here http://edyourself.org/articles/14-16collegeFAQ.php
There could also be an opportunity for home educated young people age 14 and over to join mixed classes for maths, IT and/or science. These courses would be in a special department with keen international learners, not just a students needing resits. Again, all course fees and exams would be FREE.
There will be a minimum level required in literacy and numeracy which will be assessed prior to starting the course.
The college is also able to help with access arrangements but please be aware that substantial advance notice is required.
If these courses are something you might be interested in, please get in touch with Juliette by 5pm on Friday May 26th so that a group meeting with the families can be scheduled for June
As of June 20th 2017, these are the few remaining LAs that have NOT been inspected for safeguarding by Ofsted since November 2013, plus the LAs where Ofsted has been in but the inspection reports have not yet been published.