As part of our Year 11 transition programme, we have delivered a range of hands-on activities and interactive sessions during the autumn term to provide our Year 11 students with detailed information relating to the variety of post-16 opportunities and pathways open to them.
In particular, we held a series of “taster days” to enable students to experience first-hand what it is like to be a member of the Brigg Sixth Form. This included a highly successful “Sixth Former for a Day” event, which involved students participating in A-Level style taster lessons and a Sixth Form Study Skills session linked to our academic mentoring programme. They also spent time in the Sixth Form block and made use of the Common Room facilities. A highly productive and enjoyable day was had by all.
This will be followed up in the spring term with an on-going series of masterclasses and other activities aimed at preparing students for their GCSEs, as well as ensuring a smooth progression into the sixth form. In addition, during the summer term, all Year 11 students moving forward into the Brigg Sixth Form will have individual learning pathways in place to further support the transition process. These will be overseen by a personal tutor and academic mentor and are designed to enable students to “hit the ground running” when they return in September.
We look forward to working with both our own Year 11 students and external entrants to continue our proud tradition of success.