Information for University and College Admissions Teams

The amount of teaching time that was lost and what alternative provision for remote education was delivered to students

All students at Cranleigh are given an iPad and we were, therefore, able to deliver a fairly comprehensive online programme, in which we adhered, as far as possible, to the normal school timetable. Individual lessons were shortened by 10% in order to give colleagues and students a longer break between lessons. Lessons were delivered live, via Google Meet and Google Chat. Some of the most popular Apps used were ClassKick, Notability and Docs, with some incorporated video content.

Disruption to your normal university application processes, including predicted grades

Students have been unable to attend university open days and we were forced to make our internal UCAS day a virtual event. Normally, students would be able to meet former students who had attended a range of universities and talk to them about their experiences but this could not happen. We did an online equivalent and also provided some video content, offering students a guide to the universities in which our students are most interested and a guide to how to write a personal statement.

We were forced to cancel our Lower Sixth end of year exams, after which we would normally provide students with preliminary predicted grades. Instead, our students sat these exams in the second week of the Michaelmas term. Predicted grades would usually be locked in for Upper Sixth students on the last day before Long Leave, giving students six working weeks to improve their predicted grade. For this cohort, however, we were only able to give them 4.5 working weeks; for logistical reasons, we need to lock in the predicted grades by 13th November.