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Year 11 Transition to Post 16

Key Post-16 Admissions Information for September 2020

This information is intended for students who fall into the following categories:

  • Current OALP Year 11 students who have applied for a Post 16 place at OALP

  • Year 11 students from other schools who have applied for a Post 16 place at OALP
  • Current OALP Year 11 students who are intending to take up places with different providers e.g. apprenticeship/college

 

Timeline for transition – OALP students who have applied for a place at OALP Post 16 and students from other schools wanting to join OALP

Key Information Date
Offer of a provisional place at OALP Post 16 1st April 2020
Students finish GCSE course and begin to complete transition material Week beginning 8th June 2020
Deadline for completion of transition material 17th July 2020
GCSE results day and confirmation of Post 16 place 20th August 2020
Induction to Post 16 Start of the autumn term - September 2020

 

Timeline for transition – OALP students who have applied for a place at another provider

Key Information Date
Email/phone contact from careers to confirm your chosen pathway and to ensure that all parts of the application have been completed April 2020
Students finish GCSE courses and begin to complete transition material Week beginning 8th June 2020
Deadline for completion of transition material (work to be completed and reference obtained) 17th July 2020
GCSE results day and confirmation of place at chosen Post 16 centre 20th August 2020
Induction to Post 16 at chosen centre This will vary depending on the plan your chosen centre has put in place

 

What do I need to do now to prepare for my chosen next stage? 

If you are intending to join OALP Post 16 you will need to complete the transition material provided and submit this to the curriculum leader for that subject. It is recommended that, even if you plan to take up a place at another provider, to complete the transition material to gain an insight into the courses you wish to study.

Below are a range of learning opportunities available to you over the course of the summer term.

  • 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 the transition process work? 

You will need to access the transition material from the academy’s website. All the transition material can be found under Year 11 Transition to Post 16, or click here.

You will need to download and complete the tasks set for the all the A Levels/BTECs you wish to study.

 

What do I do once I have completed the transition material? 

Once completed you must email the completed work to the curriculum/lead leader for that subject, the list of names and email addresses can be found below. This must be submitted to the correct teacher by the 17th July 2020.

The lead teachers will assess the quality of the work that is produced and together with what information they already have in terms of ability and attitude towards learning, will write a recommendation on the suitability of you studying the subject at Post 16.

 

Subject

Teacher

Email address

A Level Biology

Mrs Wilby

kelly.wilby@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  Chemistry

Mr Rehman-Ditta

faizal.rehman-ditta@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  Maths

Mr Sattar

abdul.sattar@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  Psychology

Mrs Uddin

khadeza.uddin@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  Sociology

Mrs Shiliwala

aashiya.shiliwala@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  History

Mrs Speight

tracy.speight@oasislisterpark.org

A Level  English

Mrs Ali

nigat.ali@oasislisterpark.org

A Level RE

Mrs Shaheen

rafia.shaheen@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC Business

Mr Isherwood

marcus.isherwood@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC ICT

Mrs Mahmood

maryam.mahmood3@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC Health and Social Care

Mrs Daykin

jane.daykin@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC Applied Science

Mr McLellan

andrew.mclellan@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC Sport

Mr Slack

karl.slack@oasislisterpark.org

BTEC Performing Arts

Mrs Brown

julie.brown@oasislisterpark.org

 

What additional work/courses can I complete that will support my learning? 

You can complete any Massive Open Online Courses that you think will be beneficial to your studies. Use the link above for Future Learn to access the ones that appeal to you. You may also wish to read around the subjects you have chosen from the reading list provided. Other courses are also available for you to complete via Eton College, the Smart Careers and University website and also the Virtual College.

 

Who can I contact about my application to Post 16 at OALP?

Please email Mrs Mahmood or Mr Drury if you have any questions about your application.

Who can I contact about my options for post 16 study outside of OALP?

Please contact Sophie Bottomley-Mason at sophie.bottomley-mason@prospects.co.uk