Transition & Tasters

Events for Year 11 (looking to join SGS’ Sixth Form)

Every year prospective Sixth Form students and their parents are invited to attend our ‘GCSE to A Level Transition Evening’.  This event is especially designed to help ‘Make the ‘jump’. Students are welcomed by the Head of School who talks about the importance of vision and success whilst the Director of Sixth Form, reiterates the entrance process to Sixth Form including arrangements for GCSE results day and enrolment. Work for the Summer break is also issued at this point as it is proven that the most successful students undertake bridging work between GCSE and A Level study. Current Sixth Formers will always be available on the evening to help answer questions.

Date this year: Transition Evening – Thursday 9th July 2020 (6:30pm – 7:30pm).

After the Transition Evening prospective Sixth Formers always experience their first taste of sixth form life. They are able to sample numerous taster sessions in a variety of subjects over the day. In every session student representatives are available for the Year 11s to talk to and learn from. Study periods are also on offer for Year 11s to experience. Most importantly, students are able to check summer milestone work with prospective teachers and classmates.

Date this year: Taster Day – Friday 10th July 2020 (8:40am – 1:00pm).

Summer milestone work will be given out (2018/19 milestone card is available below as an example). If you missed the evening the summer milestone work will be available for download below along with some of the resources needed for certain subjects.

Details of these events are always shared with Year 11 students at the Sixth Form interview stage and again, when  receiving a conditional offer letter from us. Attendance to both events is by invitation only. 

Summer Milestone - GCSE to AS

Milestone Card 2019

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Events for Year 12

Every Year 12 student and their parents are invited to attend our ‘Year 12 Settling-in Evening’.  This event is especially designed to help you learn about the year ahead for Year 12 and how best to support your son/daughter. Students are welcomed by the Director of Sixth Form, information about the AS year will be covered, there is an opportunity to ask questions and to meet your child’s Sixth Form tutor. (Slides from the evening are available below for download).

Date this year: Setting-in Evening (Year 12) – Thursday 26th September 2019.  

Settling-in Evening (Year 12)

Settling-in Eve. Slides

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Events for Year 13

Every Year 12 students and their parents are invited to attend our ‘Year 12 into Year 13 Transition ‘How to’ Evening’.  This event is especially designed to help ‘Make the ‘step up’ to A2. Students are welcomed by the Director of Sixth Form, who reflects on the year gone, together parents and their children review their current position within each subject studied, preparations for mocks are shared and how important these are to mark the end of Year 12/beginning of Year 13. Progress with the summer milestone work will be shared by tutors to parents. The second half of the evening highlights the different options that the students will face after Year 13 so that they can cement their post 18 plans. (Slides from the evening are available below for download)

Date this year: Transition Evening (Year 13) – Thursday 12th September 2019.

 

Transition Evening (Year 13)

Transition Eve. Slides

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