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Summer Tasks 2017

After an intensive period of study,  revision and examinations in year 11 the summer before joining the sixth form is a time for relaxing and enjoying yourself. After all we believe the best students maintain a healthy balance knowing when they must focus on their studies and when it is sensible to take a break. However many past students have commented that the transition into advanced level study is more difficult than when they left home to go to university. It is also important to note that Year 12 is a demanding and challenging year that will count towards your final grades.

In order to make the best possible start in September prospective students are asked to complete preparation tasks over the summer period.  There are preparation tasks for each subject that should take around 3-4 hours to complete. It is important that each task is completed in full and to the best of the students’ ability. None of the work requires prior knowledge of the new courses, but they may provide opportunities to learn new things about the course or develop the skills required to make a success of the specific course in September.

Sixth form learning is about broadening your knowledge and understanding of the world in which we all live. Therefore, students that don’t already, should start to watch programmes on current affairs including the news and begin to read a good quality broad sheet newspaper regularly. We believe it is vital for our students to be informed. In addition wider reading will enhance students literacy and creative skills; we advise that students aim to read for pleasure over the holidays, both fiction and non-fiction. Also it may be beneficial to join the local library and subscribe to relevant journals to support their new learning. For instance students may enjoy the challenge of reading the National Geographic, The Economist, History Today or Private Eye to name but a few.

Individual Course Summer Tasks 2017

 

All documents are PDF unless stated otherwise.

Deadline for Tasks: First lesson in the week commencing 11th September 2017

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q |R| S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

A
Art
Art & Design
B
Biology
Biology
BTEC Applied Science
BTEC Applied Science
BTEC Business Studies
BTEC Business and Enterprise
BTEC Sport
BTEC Extended Certificate Sport
BTEC Health
BTEC Health & Social Care
Business Studies
Business Studies
C
Chemistry
Chemistry
Classical Civilisation
Classical Civilisation
Computing
Computer Science
D
Dance
Dance
Design Technology
Product Design
E
Economics
Economics
English Language
English Language
English Literature
English Literature
F
Food Technology
Food Science & Nutrition (WJEC)
French
French
G
Geography
Geography
German
German
Government & Politics
Government & Politics
H
History

20th Century History
Modern British History

Modern European History (Germany)
17th Century History
Early British History
Early European History
L
Law
Law 1
Law 2
M
Maths
Maths and Further Maths
Media Studies
Media Studies
Music & Music Technology
Music
Music Technology
P
Performing Arts
Performing Arts (Cambridge Tech)
Photography
Photography
Physical Education
PE
Physics
Physics
Psychology
Psychology

R
Religious Studies
A Level Ethics Task
AS Philosophy Task
AS Buddhism Task

S
Sociology
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish
T
Textiles
Textiles
Theatre Studies
Theatre Studies

 

NOTE TAKING
What are notes?

Notes are a shortened, written version of  a lecture, any written text, your own thoughts and plans on a project or area of study.

Notes are usually just for your own use, although your teachers may sometimes ask for responses 'in note form'.  Good notes comprise the most minimal form of communication necessary as a reminder of a larger topic.

Why should I make notes?

Notes are useful for everything that you need to remember. You can understand a topic better by expressing the main points in your own words and in your own style. Notes are a kind of shorthand. You can compress a vast topic by writing a few brief notes.

Useful layouts for notes

Numbered lists - Use these when there's an order of priority.

Bulleted lists - Use these when all the items have equal significance.

Headings - Write headings that you can elaborate upon later.


Don't copy out long sections. This is not a good use of time.

Do summarise the information in your own words.

Do take a photocopy if you need a long passage for future reference.

Do make brief quotes, but signal this to yourself by putting them in quotation marks. Always make a record of the page on which they occur.


Useful materials for making notes

Paper, Coloured pens and pencils.

Journalists' notebooks (small ring-bound pads) or clipboards for outside use.

 

 

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