Y11 Summer Transition

Welcome Y11

Please watch our welcome video from Mrs Davies, Assistant Headteacher in Charge of Sixth form from September.

Life in Sixth Form

To find out more about what it is like to be a Sixth Former at Fulford School, why not watch our video. Including information about the daily routine as well as the support available, the video has been designed by Mrs Davies and Mr Gray to get you well prepared for your September start at Fulford Sixth Form.

Meet Your Tutors

If you would like to find out more about our Tutor Team, please have a look at the following video

Getting Prepared for Sixth Form

It is important for your wellbeing and learning that, during this extended period away from school, you keep your minds active and engaged. Having chosen your sixth form courses, you already know the subject areas that you enjoy and therefore now is a great time to explore and develop your interests in these courses.

Please find below, a range of activities/resources designed to enthuse and prepare you for your sixth form courses. The activities/resources vary in nature from course to course; please contact the relevant Curriculum Leader if you want further information about any of them:

• Art

• Business and Economics
Transition Booklet for Business
> Transition Booklet for Economics

• Computer Science:
The best way to prepare for Computer Science is to do some background reading on the theory. Isaac Computer Science gives a really good overview of the topics we’ll cover. We’ll be learning C# together so I’d recommend you get involved in the weekly competitions with support videos. Please contact dringp@fulford.york.sch.uk for the code to join the competition.
Oxford University have a really good recommended reading list and list of activities for students interested in Computer Science.

 Design and Technology
Transition Materials Design and Technology
Transition Materials Fashion and Textiles

• Economics

English Language:
Please begin by having a look at the articles and tasks in the ‘Leaping into Language Booklet’. During this time and throughout the summer, complete the Transition A level Language Booklet. Bring this with you when you join Year 12 in September. I hope you enjoy the work and challenges.

• English Literature:
Please begin by having a look at the articles and challenges in the ‘Making the Leap Booklet’. During this time and throughout the summer, use the Literature Reading List to broaden your experience of reading a wide range of texts. Finally, complete the Transition Booklet before September and bring this with you when you join Year 12. I hope you find the work enjoyable.
> Literature Tragedy Reading List

> PiXL Gateway Progression Geography
> Transition to A-Level Geography Materials

• History:
> Transition to History A-Level
> Transition Materials A Level History The Tudors
Transition materials for A Level History Russia
> PiXL Gateway Progression – History

• Maths:
> GCSE to A Level Maths transition booklet

• Media Studies
As we don’t offer Media Studies as a GCSE subject, studying it will probably be new to you. Your transition activities, which can be found at this page will offer you a brief taste of what is to come and will help you to make a smooth start to the course. There are ten separate activities, which you should compete and hand in to your teacher – Mr Ellum – at the end of the first week back in September.
Even more importantly however, successful students of media need to take an ongoing interest in the media.

  • Download the BBC Sounds App and start listening to a sample of a range of radio stations/programmes.
  • Explore podcasts (on BBC Sounds or other podcast providers). Listen to at least one regularly and follow the presenter or the podcast on social media.
  • Start reading the news online regularly, noting which institution is providing your news. Use the Sky news website to compare the front covers of all the British newspapers https://news.sky.com/topic/newspapers-5993 Start to notice how differently each newspaper reports the same stories. Ask yourself why this might be.
  • Start watching a wide range of films. A good starting place for award-winning short films is www.filmsshort.com.

I hope you are excited about getting started. If you have any difficulties accessing any of the activities, please email me on baronir@fulford.york.sch.uk .

• Modern Foreign Languages
> French

• Photography

> Politics Transition into A-level


• Religious Studies

> Biology
> Chemistry
> Physics
> Applied Science


• Sport

• Theatre Studies

Enrichment Programme for Fulford Sixth Form

A key part of Sixth Form life is the Enrichment programme. We are very excited to launch a new programme for Y11 that will continue into the new year and beyond. Please have a look at the video for ideas on how you can get started on the Enrichment programme today and begin to work towards your first award. We look forward to seeing your achievements in September.