Getting Ready To Start College
We recognise that many of you will have time on your hands as your Year 11 syllabuses are completed and you are keen to prepare for college. As such, we set out below some things we recommend to help prepare you for joining us at the start of the next academic year.
Everything you need to know about starting college on 14th September
Here is some information we thought would be helpful getting ready to start college in September. Click on the booklets and icons below to view all information.
Here are some of the textbooks required for your courses at college. Have a look at the ones recommended for your subjects by teachers to support your study. (If you're studying A-level Maths, our teachers have asked you purchase a Classwiz calculator here).
Academy of Sport
Our sports teachers have put together a fantastic mix of resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. A great mix of podcasts, books and programmes/films to watch.
Visual Arts Subject Equipment
Our visual arts teachers have put together a list of items you will need to bring to each lesson in your own pencil case that should not be shared with any other student. Click here to have a look.
Psychology Reading List
Our psychology teachers have put together a fantastic mix of reading resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. There are plenty of books listed, and there is no expectation to read them all. Click here to have a look.
Reflect on your Knowledge
Reinforce your GCSE learning, especially in those GCSEs which are most relevant to the subjects you wish to study at college. For subject based learning and revision opportunities, look at the link here: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/learn
Research the content of the syllabuses for your chosen college courses by exploring the exam board specifications. Exam boards for our courses are signposted in ‘Getting Ready for’ packs for all the subjects we offer. Go further by exploring free online learning platforms to extend your studies and discover areas of interest for you. Try these for starters:
Maths and English
Take the time to master your Maths and English. Lots of activities are available online in sites such as the following:
Here are some informative posters based on subject area set to help you think about career progression.
Broadening your Horizons
We've put together some great resources for you to check out, whether you want to improve your study skills, keep yourself informed on global issues or prepare for your course and coming to college in September.