Year 11 into Year 12 Transition

Mrs K. Challinor Head of Sixth Form

Mrs K. Challinor
Head of Sixth Form

Welcome to HIVE Sixth Form at Countesthorpe Academy. You are most welcome to our learning community, we can’t wait to greet you in person. To help you to prepare for the challenge of Sixth Form, we have developed a transition package to prepare you for the rigorous and independent nature of Sixth Form studies.  Whether you are in Countesthorpe Academy Year 11 or you are from other local key stage 4 schools, you can look at these activities to help you make subject choices and get a flavour of the activities that you would be asked to complete to prepare for A Level studies.

If you haven’t already applied to Sixth Form and now would like to make an application you can do via PS16 or by visiting our website and clicking Curriculum – Sixth Form.

The Transition Work programme is available for you to review and prepare for Sixth Form studies. Most students will complete these after their GCSE studies have been completed in the Summer.

In this Phase One package there are activities for you to complete.  The first is subject specific grid of activities, each worth a number of points. You will see that subjects are grouped together (eg Business, IT and Computing) due to the similarities in the studies.

Your challenge is to complete as many of these activities as you can for each of your subjects that you have opted for.

The second and third phases are much more subject focused and will help you prepare for your A Level studies.

We hope that you find these resources useful, either in deciding whether to apply to study with us, or to prepare for your studies once you have applied and completed your GCSE exams.

With our very best wishes as you embark on this new venture of independent study!

Mrs K. Challinor
Director Sixth Form


Subject Progression Tasks

Get a head start on preparing for your A-Level studies - work through the activities in these subject specific tasks.


Personal Skills Toolkit

Regardless of what you plan to do after GCSEs it's important to make a plan for your future and ensure you have the skills to do it. The documents below will help you to do this.

Planning Next Steps

Academic Skills