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Update: Next steps for Access to HE students

This information is for students who planned to complete their Access to HE course by 31 July 2020.

If you’re due to complete your Access to HE studies by 31 July this year, you will now receive calculated grades for all remaining assessments with submission dates after 20 March 2020.

Ascentis are working hard to provide you with information about exactly how your grades will be calculated as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we’re working with Access Validating Agencies and course providers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that the principles for the assessment of grades are fair and robust.

Ascentis will also ensure that the distribution of grades follows a similar pattern to previous years, so that you do not face a disadvantage as a consequence of these extraordinary circumstances.

We know that, as Access to HE students, many of you are engaged in a tricky balance between work, family responsibilities and studies. However, it is important that all students are as well prepared as they can be for their transition into higher education, so making use of the resources prepared by Access to HE tutors and participating in continuing virtual teaching and tutorials, where possible, is key to ensure you have covered all the subject knowledge required for your Diploma.

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