Transition GCSE to A Level / Level 3

Bridging the Gap - GCSE to A level/Level 3

Dear Sixth Form students

Welcome to this new exciting chapter in your life as you move into a higher level of education.

To prepare you for the next step Head of Departments from each subject have created a transition activity booklet for you to complete in bridging the gap between GCSE and A Level/Level 3 vocational courses.

Preparation for the next level of education is crucial, as you will be expected to further develop as an independent learner, a critical thinker and be able and willing to pursue wider research to gain further knowledge and understanding of your topic areas.

Although you will be studying fewer subjects compared to GCSE, the volume of work is much greater due to the increased demand of depth and detail. This means that you will develop new skills and a mature mindset.

A level and Level 3 courses require students who are committed to their studies, determined to succeed and believe they can achieve their next steps to university, apprenticeship and work which can support you in pursuing your career path.

Education is there to be explored and enjoyed, it is therefore important that you enter this chapter of your life with an open mind and embrace the challenges ahead.

All activities, research and tasks must be submitted on arrival to your first lesson in September!

Good Luck!