Transition Packs

Transition Packs now available to all Sixth Form 2021 applicants!

Dear Sixth Form applicant, our teachers have provided you with transition packs for all subjects on offer if you wish to start researching your chosen Level 3 course.

Although entry onto courses will not be guaranteed until results day, we felt that some of you may wish to start your research now to have an idea and prepare for your future courses!

Mrs Z Osman

Head of Sixth Form

Applied Science BTEC

Considering taking a BTEC Applied Science?

The PiXLclub have created a pack containing a programme of activities and resources to prepare you to start a BTEC Applied Science in September.

It is aimed to be used throughout the remainder of the Summer Term and over the Summer Holidays to ensure you are ready to start your course in September.

Click here:

App Sci

Business BTEC
BTEC National Level 3 in Business

UNIT 3 personal and business finance Knowledge Organiser


• Revision checklist
• Key terms and definitions
• Formula sheet

Click below:


Useful Links: Transition to Business and Economics



Click image below to open:

Economics TP

English - LangLit A Level

This booklet is intended to support students who are planning to study A level Language and Literature.

This transition pack will give you two main introductory tasks. The tasks will look at creating a research profile on two key areas: Paris and Handmaid’s Tale.

You will be given guidance on what to research and will also be given a range of activities to complete that may support your learning, including pre-reading tasks.

We do not expect you to read the texts before starting the course, however, you may wish to do so for your own knowledge and development.

We will study paper 1 in year 12 and paper 2 in year  13.

At the end of this document, there is a glossary of terms. Some of these you will already now form GCSE and some might be new to you.

Click the image below to open the booklet:

Lan Lit TP


Geography A Level

Hello Year 11 Geographers,

If you are considering Geography A-Level next year or are just interested in continuing to develop your geography knowledge over the coming weeks, why not use this time to explore the subject a little more. These pages are just ideas that you can dip in and out of as much as you like or use as a starting point to find other resources you find interesting – Enjoy!

Mrs Khana, Mr Hoyle and Mrs Viscovich

Click image below to open booklet:


Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Bridging Project

In Year 12 you will complete a 3 units. This bridging pack will introduce you to some of the key aspects of this units and some of the skills you need.

If you want to complete your work electronically then you can send it through to using your school email, or alternatively complete the work on paper and bring it with you at the start of Year 12.

You will be tested on this work!

Click image below to open booklet:



History A-Level

Click the image below to view the History A-Level Transition Pack

History TP


Mathematics A Level

maths a level image

Mathematics: Year 12 Transition Work

There are ten sections for you to study. Each section covers a different skill set.

1. Substituting negatives
2. Adding and subtracting fractions
3. Laws of indices
4. Negative and fractional indices
5. Expanding single brackets
6. Factorising Expressions
7. Linear equation
8. Completing the square
9. Expanding double brackets
10. Factorising quadratic equations

The Initial Tests will be based on these skill sets.
You will work online and on paper.

Online tasks

On the next two pages the online tasks and instructions are given. Read the instructions carefully, especially those underlined in the first paragraph.
There are two categories of online task: tasks that you MUST complete and tasks we strongly recommend you to complete as a student wishing to study Maths A level. Each task requires you to complete an online homework and repeat it until you score 90%.

Paper tasks

The paper tasks are in this booklet. Most sections contain some notes on the skills, an Exercise A, an Exercise B and a Challenge task.

Exercise A contains questions very similar to those in the Initial Tests – you would be well advised to do these exercises.

Exercise B contains more demanding questions on the same topic – questions like these will not be in the Initial Tests, but they are good preparation for A level.

The Challenge tasks vary – most are reasonably easy to access, but more difficult to complete.

Click here to download the booklet

Media Studies BTEC


Welcome to BTEC Media Studies. First of all, thanks for choosing to study Media with us.

The official title of your course is “BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production”. To complete this course, you will do 4 units over 2 years. Logically, this means we do 2 units in Year 12 and 2 in Year 13. Two of the units are exam-based and two are coursework based.

The units we do are:

  • Unit 1 – Media Representations
  • Unit 4 – Pre Production Portfolio
  • Unit 8 – Responding to a Commission
  • Unit 10 – Film Production – Fiction

For now, this pack is designed to give you skills needed to ensure you have a decent grasp o what  you need to know when starting the course, as although Unit 1 is a “base” unit that introduces you to the key concepts in Media Studies, it is by no means a “basic” unit. It really throws you in the deep end.

Before we start, if you have never done Media Studies before, don’t stress too much. For the last two years, most students in the class haven’t studied Media as a subject before and they do fine as long as they work hard. You are all surrounded by Media every day, so you won’t necessarily be surprised by anything, I will just be teaching you to look at it all in a different way.

Being able to actually study the Media and question it is such an important part of existing in our society. Most people just float through life and blindly accept what’s crammed down their throats by news, films, tv etc. When we become students of Media and we start to actually understand what is being fed to us and by whom, we enable ourselves to make choices about who we are and the way we see the world.

Having said that, studying Media can also be a lot of fun. You will never look at your favourite films the same way again, and you will learn the process that goes in to making your very own film from start to finish. You might even find an area of Media that you didn’t know you liked, which can open up a whole world of job opportunities that you didn’t even know existed.

To help you begin, I have included the specifications for Units 1 & 4. You don’t need to memorise everything in them. The most important sections are the “Introduction”, “Summary of Assessment” & “Essential Content”. In particular, “Essential Content” is everything that you need to learn for the unit. It’s kind of a breakdown of what you will learn in the lessons for Unit 1, and what you will need to cover in your coursework for Unit 4.

When you are done with them, use the “Leap Into Media” pack that I have included to complete some tasks looking at a range of media texts. These tasks are designed to strengthen your analysis of media texts. They’re all quite good, but the most relevant ones for us are Tasks 1, 5, 6, 10 & 11. These are the concepts and types of texts we will look at the most.

After that, I strongly recommend you start engaging with as many media texts as you can. Our first exam for Unit 1 will be in January, and we need to have a bank of our own media texts to discuss in that exam. I usually show some in class, but as you all have some time on your hands, there’s no reason you can’t familiarise yourselves with them now.

The texts we look at and analyse for our exam are:

  • “Kill Bill Vol. 1” (Film, Tarantino, 2003)
  • “The Great British Bake Off” (TV Show, BBC, 2010-present. I recommend the most recent series)
  • “Inception” (Film, Nolan, 2010)
  • “Fallout 4” (Video Game, Bethesda Studios, 2015)
  • “Men’s Health UK” (Magazine, Rodale Inc., 1995-Present)

We always look at a lot more as well, so don’t just stop yourself here. These are just the ones we spend the most time on. Re-watch your favourite films and think about the concepts you’ve looked at in the “Leap Into Media” pack. Are there any gender representations that you didn’t notice before? What genre is your film and how do you know? What audience is the film aimed at and how do they appeal to that audience?

If you have any extra questions or worries about Media Studies or you find that you really like it and you want more, you can email me and/or spend heaps of time on the internet looking at as much Media theory as you can. There’s a heap of free courses out there at the moment, so get amongst it.

Mr. Whaley

Media Pack - Unit 1

Media Pack - Unit 2

Media Pack - Unit 3

Philosophy And Ethics

What will be covered?

There are three papers:

  • Ethics – The study and understanding of how Christians and non Christians decide on ethical issues and then how they are applied
  • Philosophy of religion: Philosophical arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, life after death
  • The Development of Christian Thought: How have Christian views changed over time and how Christianity responds to twentieth and twenty first century issue

Click image below to open the booklet:


Psychology - BTEC

psycPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology

You should have the minimum requirements to enter Sixth Form + at least a 4 in English Language.

360 GLH (475 TQT) Equivalent in size to one A Level. Four units of which three are mandatory and two are external. Mandatory content (83%).  External assessment (58%).

A broad basis of study for the applied psychology sector. Designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part  of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or  A Levels.

Psychological approaches and applications

Unit  2 in Year 12

Conducting psychological research

Writing three reports and conducting a pilot study (coursework)

Health Psychology

Unit 4 in Year 13


Writing two reports (coursework)

Pathways – What do students who are successful on this course go on to do?

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Clinical psychologist, Counselling psychologist, Educational psychologist, Forensic psychologist, Further education teacher, Health psychologist, High intensity therapist, Occupational psychologist, Psychological wellbeing practitioner, Sport and exercise psychologist,

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Advice worker, Border Force officer, Careers adviser, Chaplain, Counsellor, Detective, Education consultant, Human resources officer, Life coach, Market researcher, Mediator, Neuroscientist, Play therapist, Policy officer, Psychotherapist, Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Associated courses

What other subject or courses have successful students taken in the past?

History, Sociology

Any questions? –contact Mr Scott

Booklet 1

Booklet 2 Word / PDF

Useful Links

Sociology A Level


You should have the minimum requirements to enter 6th Form + at least a 4  in English Language.

Our A Level Sociology specification provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to their own social experiences. Through the specifications, students can acquire knowledge and develop key desirable skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.

Socialisation, culture and identity


  • What is culture?
  • What is socialisation?
  • What is identity?


  • Youth subcultures

Researching and understanding social inequalities


  • What is the relationship between theory and methods?
  • What are the main stages of the research process?
  • Which methods are used in sociological research?


  • What are the main trends in social inequality and difference?
  • How can trends in social inequality and difference be explained?

Debates in contemporary society


  • What is the relationship between globalisation and digital forms of communication?
  • What is the impact of digital forms of communication in a global context?


  • Education

Pathways – What do students who are successful on this course go on to do?

Police, Social Work, Local Government, National Government, Civil Service, Teaching, Social Research, NHS, HR, community work, housing management, information science, personnel management, prison service, probation service, public sector administration, journalism



Associated courses

What other subject or courses have successful students taken in the past?

History, Psychology

Any questions? –contact Mr Scott 

Booklet 1

Booklet 2

Booklet 3

Useful Links

Sport - OCR Cambridge

Year 11 Transition Pack for Sport and Physical Activity

  • Step 1:- Log onto SENECA – you can sign up for free as a student.
  • Step 2:- Join the following class 7mz25j676v
  • Step 3:- There will be assignments available on here to help you complete the work book (download below)
  • Step 4:- Hand in the induction pack during your first lesson to Mr Luck for marking

 Please contact Mr Luck with any enquiries -

PDF Copy of workbook

Word Copy of workbook


Click image below:

 ArtD TP