As we process the enrolment data during the first couple of weeks of the academic year, we will automatically create accounts for parents / guardians listed as secondary contacts. We will contact them to let them know when this has been done.
We don't provide access to exam results on this site. They are considered to be the property of the student, so we aren't able to make them available on the Portal. Students are able to access their own exam results via the Student Intranet.
Parents are advised to make contact via the "Contact Us" page on the Parent Portal. This facility is monitored by the Faculty Admin team who are best placed to forward messages to the appropriate member of staff. This ensures that all messages are logged and responses are logged on the student record. Personal tutors are also teachers who cannot always respond quickly. By contacting the pastoral team via the Parent Portal, queries and messages can be handled quickly and efficiently.
Please use the "Contact Us" page on the Parent Portal for all communications with the college and your message will be directed to the appropriate staff member.
Exam boards require all extra time or access arrangements that students had at school to be applied for again by Colleges so it is really important that students share information about arrangements they had at school as early as possible. Once we know about access arrangements, the College can work with the student and teachers to gather evidence for them to be re-applied for. This is particularly important if you are a vocational student with formal assessments in your first term - eg. Criminology assessments in December.
If Study Support are already aware of previous access arrangements from enrolment information, then the department will automatically contact the student. Otherwise students can self-refer or check by going to the Study Support department located in College Centre.
Students are allowed to change subjects during the early weeks of their courses. Tutors will guide their tutees through this process.
Progress grades are calculated at five key times in the assessment cycle and represent a summary of the student's grades and attainment levels with some indication of how they might achieve in a final exam. Predicted grades are the 'best outcome' for the student. A-level predictions are motivational and are often set at a grade higher than progress grades. Universities and apprenticeship providers use predicted grades to make their offers, and as such these are an incentive for the student to study hard and prepare well for final assessments.
If students have trapped time between classes, there will be appropriate designated study space which they can use in the LRC, Hopkins and in subject resource areas. Alternatively, they are free to leave the college site if they wish to do so.
Hot food and drinks are available for students in the PWC refectory and café at PW2. The John Shields shop sells cold snacks and drinks as well as useful items of stationery.
Unless a student has a parking permit, which is issued only to students who have extenuating circumstances, then there is no general student parking on site at all and they should not bring cars onto college premises. Please note that parking restrictions are in place nearby and are in very limited supply.
Financial assistance is available for all students who live in a household with an income below approximately £30,000 per year. This generally covers support for college textbooks, transport costs and other costs associated with the courses studied. Student Services manage this provision. Free College Meals are also available for 16-19 students. Further information is available from our Student Services department.
Students who are enrolled on GCSE courses at PSC because they did not gain a level 4 in English and or Maths will be entered for the external exam in the Autumn term. If they still don’t gain a level 4 in these subjects they will continue on their GCSE courses and take the exam in the Summer series.
Accounts are created as part of the application process. The parent listed as the primary contact will be invited to create an account early on in the application process. Parents listed as secondary contacts will receive an email inviting them to create an account later on, as part of the enrolment process.