DESPITE the freezing weather, hardworking students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull battled through the snow to sit important exams this week.
Only 11 students out of a total of 763 sitting an AS Mathematics exam and English were unable to make it into college on Monday despite severe traffic problems adding to the problem.
Paul Ashdown, Principal at the college, said: “The students faced a difficult journey on Monday morning, but they are to be hugely commended for their efforts. That all but 11 students were able to make it in to sit their exams is an incredibly impressive statistic and demonstrates their commitment to their studies.
“I must also thank our staff for their fantastic efforts. Inevitably, there were a few late comers on Monday because of the weather and traffic conditions, but staff worked tirelessly to ensure as little disruption as possible. We had an unannounced inspection of our exam procedures on Monday as well and the inspector commented on how well our staff coped in difficult conditions.”
Examining boards’ rules say that students can still sit an examination even if late as long as they arrive within one hour of the scheduled start time. Those students unable to make that deadline will have another opportunity to sit the exam in the summer. Exams have continued throughout the week.