Transition

The transition from year 11 GCSE student to sixth form student represents a new era and it should feel like an exciting time.

However, it is important to acknowledge that, academically, the  step up from GCSEs to A levels and Btec level 3 courses is a big one  It’s therefore really important that students joining the sixth form are well prepared for the courses they undertake and ready to take on the challenge of level 3 study.  This is why we provide transition work for every individual who is successful in securing a place in the sixth form.  

For each A level and BTEC course and enrichment qualification there is a transition pack, consisting of key course information, together with a series of preparatory tasks for completion by year 12 enrolment in September.

The tasks in each transition pack are designed to give those joining the sixth form an initial taste of topics and concepts that will be explored and studied during term 1. More importantly, completion of the tasks helps to make progress from day one in sixth form and ease the transition from year 11 to year 12.

If you have secured a place in sixth form, you can download the transition packs for the courses you’ve applied for below.  Alternatively, if you would prefer a paper copy of the relevant packs, you will be given one during sixth form summer induction day, or you can contact Mr Grimes ([email protected]), who will arrange for the packs to be sent out to you.

Transition work must be completed to the best of your ability and brought with you to year 12 enrolment.