Guidance For Year 12 Students
What should I be working on for the rest of the academic year?
A Level/BTEC courses
You should be working on lessons set by your teachers and trying to maintain a healthy working routine. This will be hard work but will pay off. You can also access any of the additional learning opportunities and complete courses that complement your learning.
Year 12 Level 2 students
Access any of the enrichment / additional learning opportunities mentioned below and complete those that appeal to you. Further to this look under the Year 11 transition section of the website and complete the transition material for any of the courses you might like to study. Please ensure you get all completed transition material to the lead teacher by the 17th July 2021.
Additional learning opportunities
- (Year 12 Level 2 students ) Transition work in your chosen A Level/BTEC subjects: our guidance is that you complete the transition material set for any of the A levels or the BTECs that you would like to study. Please do this for any subjects that we are offering at OALP and those that we are currently not. By doing this your teachers will be able to provide references based on your performance and make recommendations for further study.
- Post 16 wider reading lists: along with the transition material you will be given access to a wider reading list. Please read around the subjects you are wanting to study. This will prepare you for the subjects you study by giving you an insight into the content.
- Future Learn (https://www.futurelearn.com/): is currently the UK's biggest MOOC provider. MOOC’s are open online courses that you can do free of charge. Future learn offer free short courses, and 'programs' which are made up of a number of free courses to give you more in-depth knowledge on a subject.
- EtonX (https://etonx.com/): You can request access to a valuable EtonX course, ‘Creative Problem Solving’, which has been provided by Eton College free of charge during lockdown. Other courses available are CV Writing, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills.
- Access to the START careers and university website including careers info linking subjects to jobs roles. https://www.startprofile.com/
- Free First Aid qualification from the Virtual College – Restart a Heart https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared
- TED Talks in areas of academic interest (https://www.ted.com/talks)
How will I prepare for my chosen next stage (university/apprenticeship)?
- We will be in contact with you about how to prepare for the next steps. In the mean time you can set up an account for START Careers and University which will give you lots if information about which subjects link to which careers.
- You might also like to request access to a valuable EtonX course, ‘Creative Problem Solving’, which has been provided by Eton College free of charge during lockdown. Other courses available are CV Writing, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills. These will all be useful and prepare you for applications to University, Apprenticeships and jobs.
- If you need any support or guidance you can contact Mrs Mahmood or Sophie Bottomley-Mason