Supporting Your Preparations For Sixth Form Study
Worcester Sixth Form College would like to ensure that all our students (new and returning) make the best possible start of the 2020-21 academic year after such disruption to year 11 and 12 studies.
Our teachers have worked extremely hard and have prepared a range of bridging tasks for our wide range of A Level and Applied courses which we would like to share with students who will join us in September. This will provide an insight into what studying the subject will be like and ensure that you set to make a great start. You should complete these tasks before the start of College for the three subjects you are most likely to enroll on or if you plan to study a three block applied course, e.g. CPLD, you need only complete the relevant tasks.
If you have not yet applied or if you are still unsure about the subjects that you will also find a range of Subject Leaflets on this page which will provide more information about what is involved.
Microsoft Teams is the main way that our teachers and tutors have been supporting our students with online learning during lockdown. We will ensure that all students are familiar with how to use Teams so that we can support you in any eventuality e.g. should there be a need for you to continue your studies from home. We will provide a range of support including live-streamed lessons, interactive discussions, pre-recorded material and a variety of tasks, resources and activities.
Our Digital Learning Co-ordinator, Andy Russell, has produced the below welcome and introductory videos aimed at helping you to further develop your skills and confidence with this platform. The Introduction to Teams video is fantastic at providing beginners with the first steps for accessing and using Teams. Andy will be preparing a package of training videos to further develop how you can use Teams - watch this space!
Andy has also produced an overview of OneDrive which you will find useful.
Subject Leaflets - Find Out More
Bridging Tasks 2020
Developing a Sixth Form Mindset
To help you develop the study skills that will allow you to make the most of your time with us we are sharing some key activities with you.
In addition to the bridging tasks please attempt a selection of the tasks in the ahead of your first tutorial session, as they are designed to introduce you to the ‘Sixth Form Mindset’. This will allow you to make a successful start to all your courses at WSFC.
Developing the right mindset links to the principles of the Worcester Working Week. More information about this can be found here.