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Summer Tasks

 

It is important that you make the best possible start in September and in order to help you achieve this we always set some tasks to complete over the summer period. We often suggest that students complete these towards the end of the holiday. However, we have decided to make these tasks available to you now. In addition to these core tasks we have a second page with links to additional transition work which we suggest that you look at over the coming weeks and months now that the GCSE exams have been cancelled. We are constantly updating these additional tasks so please check back.

There are preparation tasks for each subject that should take around 3-4 hours to complete. If you are unsure what to study in the sixth form then these tasks may also help you decide and you are welcome to complete tasks in any subject you are considering studying. 

It is vital that each task is completed in full and to the best of your ability. None of the work requires extensive prior knowledge of the new courses but you may learn new things about the course or develop the skills required to make a success of your chosen courses. The tasks will be assessed in a variety of ways, some through peer assessment in class and some will be directly assessed by the teacher.

As we get more guidance from the government we will consider our plans for enrolment and how to ensure you make the best possible start to the sixth form. Once we have more information and have been able to make plans we will be in contact.

Deadline for Tasks: First lesson in the second week of term September 2020 (please ignore date currently on each task)

 Go to Additional Tasks Page.

Individual Course Summer Tasks

 

All documents are PDF unless stated otherwise.

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
History of Art

B
Biology
Biology
BTEC Applied Science
BTEC Applied Science

BTEC Business Studies
BTEC Business and Enterprise

Year 12 preparation (BTEC & A Level) PPT

BTEC Law
BTEC Law
BTEC Sport
BTEC Extended Certificate Sport (*New April 2020*)
Business Studies
Business Studies (*New July 2020*)
C
Chemistry
Chemistry
Classical Civilisation
Classical Civilisation
Computing
Computer Science
D
Dance
Dance
Design Technology
Product Design
E
Economics
Economics
Electronics
Electronics (*New May 2020*)
English Language
English Language
English Literature
English Literature
F
Food Technology
Food Science & Nutrition (WJEC)
French
French (*New April 2020*)
G
Geography
Geography
H
Health
Health & Social Care (*New April 2020*)
History

Modern History
Modern British History
Modern European History (Germany)

Early Modern History
Early Modern British History
Early Modern British History - Anderson Chapter

Early Modern European History

L
Law
M

Maths
Mathematics (*New April 2020*)
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
Politics
Government & Politics
Psychology
Psychology

R
Religious Studies
A Level Ethics Task (*New April 2020*)
A Philosophy Task (*New April 2020*)
A Buddhism Task (*New April 2020*)
S
Sociology
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish (*New April 2020*)
T
Textiles
Textiles (*New April 2020*)
Theatre Studies
Theatre Studies (*New May 2020*)

 

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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