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  • 🍀 Message for Students of West Suffolk College about gradings, exams, assessments and coursework

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    Dear students,

    As you continue with your second week of virtual learning, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you all for the phenomenal way in which you have responded to this transition. I do not underestimate just how big of a change this has been for you all and I wanted to say well done on the progress made so far; and for continuing to put an impressive amount of effort into your work.

    When it comes to the grading of exams and assessments, we are working with our awarding bodies as normal and it is therefore essential for you to continue with and to submit coursework because this will be used when determining your final grades. As soon as we have the final confirmation of how grades are going to be awarded for your course, your Course Director will be in touch.

    If you have any questions around specific coursework or assessments please do contact your tutors directly. If you need any extra support please contact your Personal Support Tutor or a member of our welfare team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

    Thank you for your patience so far and once again a huge well done to you all for making this transition so successfully.

    Best wishes,

    Colin Shaw
  • 📝 Admissions Message (if you're looking to apply for a course) 

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    The Eastern Colleges Group, comprising of Abbeygate Sixth Form College specialising in A Levels, One Sixth Form College specialising in A Level and Vocational qualifications and West Suffolk College Sixth Form specialising in vocational qualifications alongside the West Suffolk College Apprenticeship service; are committed to guaranteeing every Year 11 student a place for your Post 16 education from September 2020.

    We know that everyone is an individual, with their own dreams and aspirations and our purpose is to have you at the heart of everything we do. We want to reassure you that regardless of what you would like to study, be it A Levels, Vocational qualifications or an apprenticeship we have the expertise to support you to ensure you are enrolled on the programme that is tailored to you and your needs.

    We want you to have absolute assurance in these uncertain times.

    For any queries around applying or if you need support with an application, please contact our admissions teams on:

    Abbeygate Sixth College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    One Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    West Suffolk College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Apprenticeships: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Our Careers Teams are also available to offer 1:1 Careers Advice and Guidance support via email:

    Abbeygate Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    One Sixth Form College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    West Suffolk College: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While variety and the school curriculum are all good, there comes a time when you just want to concentrate on the one thing you care about or the place where your talent can really shine.

Whether you want to complete a course and go straight into a job or training scheme, or if you’re thinking about uni and you already know what you want to study, this is your opportunity to press the starter on your career.

Our courses let you put all your effort into the thing you love most (assuming that’s not wholemeal toast with peanut butter) and begin to pick up the skills, knowledge and experience that could give you a head start in your chosen career.

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Each of the subject pages on this site give you a brief introduction to the industry, what you might study and where it could lead you.

You can find out more about the individual courses we offer for each subject by clicking the red buttons or using our course finder