Year 11 into Year 12 Transition

Over the intermin period until Year 11 students start their Key Stage 5 study at Sigma Sixth we are providing a number of tasks and activities for them to complete as part of the transition from GCSE to A-Level and BTEC Level 3 study.

Students are encouraged to complete that tasks that relate to the subjects that they plan to study from September.

• Sigma Sixth Transition Newsletter - May 2020 - CLICK HERE

Head Start to A-Level

Amazon have released FREE kindle editions of “Head Start To A Level….” Books in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They are aimed at bridging the gap between GCSE and A Level – recapping topics etc.
You do not have to have a Kindle, just download the Kindle App on another tablet. You will need to set up an Amazon account to download the publications, but there is no cost involved.
See the relevant subjects below for the links.

English

• English Literature - Induction Task 1 - view/download
• English Literature - Induction Task 2 - view/download

• English Language - Induction Tasks - view/download

Maths

• Maths - Induction Tasks - view/download
• CPG - A Head Start to A-Level Maths - Free Amazon Kindle Download - Click Here
A-Level Maths - Additional Worksheets - Stay Mathematically Active - View

• Further Maths - Induction Tasks - view/download

• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Succeed with Maths – Part 1 - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Succeed with Maths – Part 2 - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Ratio, Proportion and Percentages - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Geometry - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Introduction to Algebra - View

Science

• Science - Physics - Induction Tasks - view/download
• CPG - A Head Start to A-Level Physics - Free Amazon Kindle Download - Click Here

• Science - Chemistry - Induction Tasks - view/download
• CPG - A Head Start to A-Level Chemistry - Free Amazon Kindle Download - Click Here

• Science - Biology - Induction Tasks - view/download
• CPG - A Head Start to A-Level Biology - Free Amazon Kindle Download - Click Here

• Applied Science - Induction Tasks - view/download

Languages

• Languages - Spanish - Induction Tasks - view/download

• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Beginners’ Spanish: Getting Around - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Beginners’ Spanish: Food and Drink - View

Computing

• Computer Science - Induction Tasks - view/download

• ICT - Induction Tasks - view/download

Business

• Business - Induction Tasks - view/download

Humanities

• Religious Education - Induction Tasks - view/download
• Religious Education - Additional 'Get Ahead' Tasks - view/download

• History - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Geography - Induction Tasks - view/download

Performance

• Performing Arts - Dance - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Music - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Drama - Induction Tasks - view/download
• Drama - Induction Tasks - 'That Face' Script - view/download

Sport

• BTEC Sport - Induction Tasks - view/download

• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Eating to Win: Activity, Diet and Weight Control - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Improving Aerobic Fitness - View

Film Studies

• Media - Film Studies - Induction Tasks - view/download

• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - The Business of Film - View

Creative and Design

• Art - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Art & Design - Induction Tasks - view/download

Food Technology

• Food Science & Nutrition - Induction Tasks - view/download

Social Science

• Sociology - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Psychology - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Criminology - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Law - Induction Tasks - view/download

• Economics - Induction Tasks - view/download

• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Starting with Psychology - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Forensic Psychology (eyewitness testimony, memory etc) - View
• The Open Univeristy - FREE COURSE - Psychological Research, Obedience and Ethics - View

Wider Curriculum

EPQ - Extended Project Qualification

This FutureLearn course is a very valuable task for students to complete ahead of starting their Sixth Form studies - FOLLOW THIS LINK

VESPA Mindset - Home Study Programme

This Free short online course helps develop the skills needed for study at Key Stage 5 and consists of eight activities to help with commitment, motivation and productivity - FOLLOW THIS LINK

Studying at Key Stage 5

The way that you will study at Key Stage 5 is vastly different than you have been used to up until now. You now have to start doing the thinking, the independant research, making notes without being told what you need to write down etc. - Take a look at some ideas of how you now need to adapt your learning style

Choosing the correct A-Levels for you

The Uni Guide - Six Things You Need To Know Before Making Your A-Level Choices
UCAS - Tips on Choosing A-Levels

Your Curriculum Vitae - Write one now

Now is an ideal time to write your first CV (or update one that you may have already started). You will be updating your CV throughout your career so do not think that this will be the only one you have to write!
Take a look at this guide to help you produce a CV that will get you notice - it is your only chance to 'get a foot in the door' for any job; first impressions certainly count in a competitive job market.

Apprenticeships

GOV.UK - Apprenticeships
ESSEX.GOV - Apprenticeships Hub
Get My First Job - About Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships
Rate My Apprenticeship
The Apprenticeship Guide

Careers

Not Going to Uni
The Big Choice
The Milk Round - School Leavers
All About School Leavers
The Student Ladder

Universities

UCAS
The Complete University Guide
University Open Days
The Which Guide to University
University Taster Days

Work Experience

Prospects - Work Experience