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Sixth Form Summer 2020 transition work


 

 

 

 

Dear Sixth Form Applicant

Thank you for choosing to study at TDA Sixth Form, we look forward to welcoming you in September.  Study in Sixth Form is different in so many ways to what you have been used to so far.  Although you get to choose a smaller number of subjects to study, and so you can explore these in much more depth, there is a much greater emphasis on your ability to be an independent learner, and the work is also much harder.

The last few months have been quite strange and challenging. The time you have spent away from school has been extended beyond that which you would have normally experienced and, with exams cancelled, you have not had the same opportunity to consolidate your learning and develop your skills.

This is not the induction we had in mind at the start of the year but we have put together a number of activities to support your transition in to Key Stage 5 and to enable you to show us your commitment to your learning and progress. Most of the projects are to be completed before the end of the summer term in July and submitted to your teachers or the Sixth Form Team, but we have also included lots of extension tasks which you may like to continue with over the holiday to really show your enthusiasm and to extend your knowledge and skills.

This is also a great opportunity to start to develop a good quality, working relationship with your teachers and your Sixth Form Team.

We look forward to enrolling you into the Sixth Form on results days in August!

Mrs. M Jackson

Head of Sixth Form


Timetable for transition work

 

 

 

 

Part 1

Completion of ‘Passport into Sixth Form’ skills booklet and any extension tasks

To start Monday 11th May

Handed in via e-mail to sixthform@tda.education by Friday 29th May

Completion of ‘Independent project

 

To start Monday 11th May

Task 1 - Handed in via e-mail to sixthform@tda.education by Friday 29th May

Task 2 - Handed in via e-mail to sixthform@tda.education by Friday 10th July

 

Part 2

Completion of 1st subject specific booklet

To start Monday 1st June

Handed in via e-mail to the relevant subject leader by Friday 19th June

Completion of 2nd subject specific booklet

To start Monday 22nd June

Handed in via e-mail to the relevant subject leader by Friday 10th July

 

Other key dates

Confirmation of grades and place

Results day – 20th August

Start of Sixth Form study

Start Sixth Form 7th September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

Passport into TDA Sixth Form skills booklet to download and complete

Skills booklet worked example

Please also enrol for further resources and activities to support you here: https://www.vespamindset.co.uk/p/the-vespa-mindset-programme

Independent Project booklet 

 

Subject Projects:

Applied Science
Art
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology
Drama
Economics
English Literature and Language
Geography
Health and Social Care
History
Maths
Photography
Physics
Politics
Product Design
Psychology
RE
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Studies