‘Bridging to the Sixth Form’: Introduction to A Levels and BTEC for Year Eleven
Our Year Eleven students were asked to give us their feedback regarding the work they have been doing in the ‘bridging’ courses that RGS Worcester has been offering during the ‘lockdown’ period. Below is a selection of replies.
Max Collins: “I think the ‘bridging’ course has been a great way to get a head start on the A Levels we have chosen. I have found it has been very useful in the sense we can make sure we have made the best choices possible for the next two years. The teachers have kept us busy with mini projects such as creating presentations and researching different topics which has been great practice. It has also provided us with a glimpse of what will be expected of us next year. Despite the disappointment surrounding our cancelled GCSEs, I have really enjoyed the last few weeks – it has provided me with some focus and reinforced the reasons behind the choices I have made. I am looking forward to getting back into the classroom in September with my friends and continuing my learning.”
James Preece: “I have thoroughly been enjoying the bridging course – and from speaking to others, they have too. The realism of the A Level content has been fantastic preparation for when we begin in September, whilst the online lessons have been a welcome opportunity to get to know our future teachers. More than anything, doing something new and exciting has been the best part; it’s certainly kept me very engaged, and I’m now very excited to begin A Levels at school knowing more about my subjects and having a much better idea what they’re like!”
Katy Marsh: “The ‘bridging’ course is not exactly what I had imagined I would be doing in May and June of Year Eleven, but it is great to feel that we’re getting a head start on A Levels. It is also epic to be studying subjects I thoroughly enjoy at a more challenging level than GCSE.”
Isabella Hulbert: “I have really enjoyed the progression from GCSE to A Level ‘bridging’ as the material requires much more self-motivated, independent work from the student, which the teacher then develops with you in the lesson. It’s been really rewarding to move on from the GCSE syllabuses, as I feel that it has given me some closure that I otherwise wouldn’t have received after the cancellation of exams.”
Thank you to all of our Year Eleven students for engaging with the ‘bridging’ courses so well and for your positive comments.