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Transition Work for students moving from Year 11 to year 12 in september 2021

UPDATE IN PROGRESS FOR 2021 

Dear student, we are looking forward to welcoming you to sixth form on Friday 11th June on our Taster Day, your teachers will go through the transition work expected with you then.

Every year we always set preparation work over the summer for students to do after their GCSE's.  This year, this work is published much earlier, so that students can do plenty of reading and preparation, and are then ready to make an excellent start in September.

Click on the Subject Title below to view the transition work for students joining Sixth form in September.

Art, Photography, Media

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Biology

Preparing for BIology in September - additional bridging work

Business

Chemistry

  GCSE Chemistry "Covalent Bonding 1" YouTube video

  GCSE Chemistry "Covalent Bonding 2" YouTube video

Child Play Learning and Development (CPLD)

Computer Science

Core Maths

Activities for students planning to study Core Maths or other A level courses that include Maths skills but NOT A Level Maths (Optional Activities)

The AMSP have released a set of support activities that can be accessed via this link
https://2017.integralmaths.org/management/self_reg_students.php

You need to "Apply for an account".    Please make good use of these resources.

Economics

English Language

A Level English Preparation

Seneca have put this course together to help current year 11 students prepare for A Level English Language next year.  It  introduces you to some key A Level topics and consolidate your GCSE knowledge.

Link to Leaping into Language Audio files

English Literature

iPlayer  novels-that-shaped-our-world

 

Geography

German

Health and Social Care

History

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Compulsory Maths Transition Work

The work above is assessed and used early in the A level course.

Optional Maths Activities

1) The AMSP have released a set of transition activities. They can be found here....

https://amsp.org.uk/resource/gcse-alevel-transition-resources

2) The AMSP have produced an on-line Transition course which can be found here....

https://amsp.org.uk/resource/supporting-students-transition-to-level-3-study

Scroll down through the "Transition to A Level Mathematics Course" box and click on "register"

3) Pearson have released videos and worksheets for ten key topics, they can be found here.......

https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/subject-area/mathematics/unrivalled-support/support-from-pearson/gcse-maths-transition-to-alevel.html

Scroll down and choose your "chapter" (chapter 8 is deliberately missing)

4) A Level Prep lessons with Mr Hegarty can be found here...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxHVbxhSvleR5tntP2FxYBJCoY5-pD_Z8

There are 26 video lessons from Mr Hegarty

5) Extra reading list 

/docs/Sixth_Form/Transition_work_Maths_Reading/Reading_List.pdf

Please make good use of these resources

Medical Science

Photography

Hello and well done, we are really glad to have you on the photography course next year in year 12. We know you are a creative and amazing bunch of students and myself and Miss Eynon are really looking forward to seeing the work you create.  We want to start with a project based on still life, and objects that have meaning to you.

The link below is to a google drive folder where you will find slides with the information about the tasks etc on.

Physics 

Product Design

Psychology

Religious Studies 

Sociology