All subjects, including enhancement subjects, have set some bridging work, which can be found below. The work will vary a lot from subject to subject as teachers have a blank canvas as to what they can set. The aim of the work is to be engaging and enjoyable. Please do the bridging work for the subjects you feel you will be eligible to study in September, plus any you are considering requesting to change to or or hoping that your final grades might make you eligible for.
Welcome to your Arts Award Bridging programme.
Please download the file:
This will give you a list of ways to find out about what the Arts Award is. Join the Arts Award ‘Voice’ online magazine. You should also download and read this document:
Most importantly you should aim to see some art, drama, cinema, online or LIVE or be inspired by a poetry book or a graphic novel. So make sure you have some arty experiences before September
Then you should keep making some art!
All tasks are on Moodle, and all instructions and resources are with each lesson: https://www.qehs.net/moodle2/course/view.php?id=493
Business Task 1
Innovation – watch the video, watch the PowerPoint and complete a worksheet.
Business Task 2
Entrepreneurs – watch PowerPoint and complete who’s who quiz.
Business Task 3
Enterprise Challenge – come up with an idea for a small business.
Business Task 4
Creativity and deliberate creativity – design a new product.
Business Task 5
Dynamic Nature of Business – plan a subscription business/complete Innocent timeline.
Business Task 6
Segmentation – watch PowerPoint and complete segmentation task.
Business Task 7
Branding – watch PowerPoint and complete shop front design task.
The bridging work for Chemistry can be found in the document below:
Classics Task 1
Research the Greek Olympian gods. There are many sources of information out there, but theoi.com gives a good account most of their identities. The list of gods and personifications is almost endless, so look out for the main 14 or 15 gods.
(This religion was practised for thousands of years, so not all accounts agree on all gods!)
Classics Task 2
Research the myths surrounding the Trojan War. What caused it? Which two sides contended? How did it end?
Some of the names to look out for are: Menelaus, Helen, Agamemnon, Achilles, Odysseus. The last on this list is the focus of our reading in The Odyssey.
A possible starting point is: https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/trojan-war
Creative Digital Media Task 1
Watch the following YouTube clip on different cuts and transitions for moving images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAH0MoAv2CI
When you next watch a film/TV programme, see if you can identify the cuts and transitions used. Think about why the director may have chosen that technique; how does it enhance the overall scene?
Creative Digital Media Task 2
Watch the following YouTube clip on different camera movements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbnYBmqBbKA
When you next watch a film/TV programme, see if you can identify the camera movement. Think about why the director may have chosen that movement, how does it enhance the overall scene?
Creative Digital Media Task 3
When watching different film genres, start to think about how the lighting, costumes, characters and sound is different for each genre.
Product Design Task 1
Conduct some initial research into famous design movements and famous designers, e.g. Arts and crafts, Art Nouveau, Post Modernism, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Memphis, Streamlining.
Identify a design movement or famous designer that you like and produce a mood board.
The mood board should include lots of images and clearly show the style of your chosen design movement/famous designer. The mood board can be any size you like. It can be produced on a computer or be produced by hand – it’s up to you.
Find out the key principles of the design movement or designer that you have chosen to research. For example; A key principle of the Arts and Crafts design movement was that products should be handmade and show off the skill of the craftsmen and women that made them.
Try to identify as many key principles of the design movement that you can.
Product Design Task 2
Using the information that you have gathered, design and make a desk tidy based on your selected design movement.
You might want to sketch out some ideas first, based on the items you can find around the house to make with.
You can use whatever materials you have at home e.g. empty plastic bottles, cardboard, yogurt pots, cardboard tubes (think about the insides of toilet rolls/kitchen roll, kitchen foil). Think “Blue Peter” – you might have to ask your parents about what this is!
Quality control: Does your desk tidy look like a product that has been designed and made by your chosen design movement/designer?
Please try to complete both tasks before September.
English Literature Task 1
- Read Wuthering Heightsby Emily Bronte. Please buy the Wordsworth Classics
- The focus of your reading should be to try and analyse different types of love presented in the novel: jealousy, idealised love, destructive love etc.
- Look carefully at the different relationships and attitudes towards love – for example, the love between Heathcliff and Catherine is different to that of Catherine and Edgar. Also, look carefully at Lockwood’s attitude to love and also look at the relationship between young Cathy and Linton and also Hareton.
- As you read, make brief notes of what happens in the chapters – main events to remember and try to make a note of any chapters where there is a strong focus on love and relationships – e.g. chapter 9 is a key chapter.
English Literature Task 2
- As above – read Othellowith the same focus. Please buy the Wordsworth Classics
- As with Othello, the focus of your reading should be to try and analyse different types of love presented in the novel: jealousy, idealised love, destructive love etc.
- You will find the language difficult at first – that is to be expected. If you use the notes in your version – either at the back of the book or on each page (depending on your version) that will help translate the text for you. If you are still struggling, and have access to online texts, there is a ‘No Fear’ Shakespeare online – click on ‘Othello’ and then click on each Act/scene and it translates it for you. Your teacher will go through any misunderstandings when we return in September, so don’t worry if you stumble over a few areas of the text.
- When you are reading – it should be like your approach to Wuthering Heights. The focus is love and relationships so look carefully at how the relationship between the following characters unravel: Othello and Desdemona, Othello and Iago, Desdemona and Brabantio, Desdemona and Cassio, Cassio and Bianca, Roderigo and Desdemona and Roderigo and Iago, Iago and Emilia. What is similar between the relationships and what is different?
- Try to think about how love and relationships are presented – for example, Act 3 scene 3 is a significant one.
- Make brief notes on what happens in each scene – and as you go through, try to chart changes in character and relationships.
- Try to think about how other themes are presented in the play, such as racial prejudice and control. Consider how ‘male’ the world is in the play, how women are presented. Also think about ideas such as how evil is presented?
- There are several audiobooks for the play on Youtube- listening to the play read aloud will really help.
- There will be tests in September to ensure you have read both texts.
English Language Bridging Work
Link to a complete Paper 1 and Paper 2 with markschemes: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/English%20Language/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/GCSE-English-Language-2015-SAMs.pdf
Links to additional past papers and examiner’s commentaries. They are useful to read in terms of what students did well in the exams as a whole. https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html?Qualification-Family=GCSE&Qualification-Subject=English%20Language%20(9-1)%20from%202015&Status=Pearson-UK:Status%2FLive&Specification-Code=Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2Fgcse15-englang&Exam-Series=June-2018
Additional support from GCSE Bitesize on how to tackle different sections of the Paper 1 and Paper 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zgvg6fr
EPQ Task 1
Log on to the EPQ Moodle Course (link here) and read the information about the course.
EPQ Task 2
Think about the topic(s) that you would like to investigate (linked to your studies, future career plans, interests, etc).
EPQ Task 3
Complete the MOOC course (see Moodle for the web link).
EPQ Task 4
Carry out research into your chosen topic(s) (please be aware that you should not be setting a title at this stage, as topics may be refused). Log all research and reflect on the quality of sources (see Moodle for details on how to do this).
EPQ Task 5
Use the Newcastle University resources (see Moodle for the web link) to learn how to avoid plagiarism and complete academic written projects.
The bridging work for Fine Art can be found in the document below:
The QEHS Pinterest page has two boards for you that link to your natural forms bridging project.
- For inspiration: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/qehsartdepartment/natural-form-fine-art/
- For practical tips on using materials: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/qehsartdepartment/bridging-work-using-materials/
For ideas and techniques in ways to create artwork, check out this page from the Tate Gallery. Some great FREE workshops which show you how to paint, draw, collage, sculpt inspired by the work of other artists… https://www.tate.org.uk/art/create-artist
The bridging work for Geography can be found in the document below:
Welcome to the Graphics bridging work.
If you have started work in school already, please continue the project at home and aim to make a final piece using the document for instructions:
If you have not done the graphics course in Year 11 or if you are stuck because of software issues then please see the non digital tasks:
In all cases please enjoy looking through our pinterest account:
and our YouTube channel – this has lots of useful videos to help you make progress using online and other software and very good introductions to the graphics course:
Recommended book – https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/FEAndVocational/HealthAndSocialCare/BTEC/BTECNationalsHealthandSocialCare2016/ISBN/student-books/BTECNationalsHealthandSocialCareStudentBook1ActiveBook.aspx
Only buy this student textbook if you would like to – it is not a compulsory element of the course. Please look around to see if you can get it any cheaper on eBay, Amazon etc.
Note – Do not purchase Student Textbook 2 – this is a different set of units that we do not study as part of our course
YouTube is also a really good resource to look at theories/topics – make sure you type in the topic area and ‘Human Lifespan Development’ or ‘BTEC Health & Social Care’ after so that it doesn’t overcomplicate things!
All details of the tasks below are outlined on the sheets that are located on Moodle.
Task One sheet that focuses on growth and development – located on Moodle.
Task Two sheet and PowerPoint that looks at life stages and their key features – located on Moodle.
Task Three sheet that looks at developmental norms and expected milestones for each life stage – located on Moodle.
Task Four sheet that looks at physical development across four life stages – located on Moodle.
Task Five sheet and PowerPoint that looks at intellectual/language development – located on Moodle.
Task Six sheet that looks at Piaget’s model of cognitive development – located on Moodle.
Read through the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care specification and make yourself familiar with topic areas we will be covering throughout the next two years (reminder, the units we study are 1, 2, 5 and 14). You can find the specification here:
HSLA Task 1
Identify the characteristics of a strong leader
I would like you to try and access the following films and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the leaders.
The following films/series I would like you to watch are:
- Remember the Titans
- Coach Carter
- The Last Dance – Michael Jordan Documentary
HSLA Task 2
Community Coaching Hours
During the course you must complete a minimum of 10 hours of leadership within the community.
You must try to identify where you would be able to complete these hours within the community over the next academic year when you return to school, I am aware that this may be impacted by corona virus, but I need you identify opportunities in which you could complete these leadership hours. This could include community clubs such as football, netball, rugby, hockey, horse riding, etc. The coaching can either be a group or on a 1 to 1 basis.
It is vital that you have identified somewhere to complete these community coaching hours when you return to school.
Please note: you are just identifying somewhere to complete these hours, I don’t expect you to have carried out any of your coaching hours prior to the course.
All the instructions, tasks and resources for History can be found in the document below:
IT Task 1
Social Media – take some time to really think about how you use social media.
- What content do you stop and read?
- What content do you skip straight past?
- What do businesses do to try and attract you?
IT Task 2
Watch Captain America: Winter Soldier (or watch “Sitwell’s Confession” extract on YouTube).
What is the link between this film (mainly the “confession”) and the real world, in terms of “data”?
IT Task 3
Research three IT/computing jobs you would consider doing.
What would you need to do to apply for them (uni courses, other training etc.)?
IT Task 4
Spec a PC to build yourself (don’t buy it and build it, unless you really want to!)
- Limit yourself to £500
- Justify each part you buy
- Avoid PC World type sites. You should be looking at individual parts (like the motherboard, CPU…)
Try a site such as https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
IT Task 5
Watch Now You See Me – especially the part of the airplane.
What is the link between this, and phishing emails?
IT Task 6
Watch some TED talks:
IT Task 7
Register on FutureLearn – https://www.futurelearn.com/ and find a course that interests you.
Sign up and complete it.
(There is a paid account that gets you a certificate at the end, or the free version lets you do the learning.)
IT Task 8
Search MOOCs – https://www.mooc-list.com/tags/information-technology
Find a course that interests you and complete it.
IT Task 9
Improve your typing. Various websites can help, and several paid-for software options.
We have used https://www.freetypinggame.net/ in school
IT Task 10
Sign up and complete the IDEA.org bronze (and maybe silver) award.
IT Task 11
Write/update your CV (think about the jobs you have already looked at)
- What is missing?
- Do something about it
IT Task 12
Teach yourself a programming language:
- Lots of tutorial online
- Websites like Codecademy
IT Task 13
Watch DEVS series (on iPlayer – 8 episodes, all less than 60 mins)
Should society be happy to share our data?
IT Task 14
Visit http://moralmachine.mit.edu/ and click on START JUDGING (once you have read the instructions!)
Maths Task 1
The Maths resources are in a Moodle course entitled Yr 11 20, in the section ‘GCSE progressing to A level maths’. A direct link is here. This contains:
- Guide to progressing to A Level including examples, questions and answers to topics that are important to be fluent in before starting A Level Maths.
- Links to books that can be purchased to ease the transition.
- 9 sets of tough questions with written solutions produced by teachers.
There are extra tough papers and questions to challenge high performers at GCSE.
Maths Task 2
Here are two links to resources designed to bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level Maths.
Work through the videos and worksheets at this link. Solutions are also available:
Here is a link to a free mini-course for students to use for transition to A Level. It involves videos, skills checks etc. There is a video-guide to using the resources at the top of the page
Please log on to the relevant ‘Step Up’ course in Moodle.
Here you will find all of the suggested activities and links to the various resources we recommend before starting your A Level language course.
Below is a list of tasks you should prioritise and complete in order. These lay the foundations for a successful start to A Level.
Your teacher will collect your log when we start lessons, instructions for which are on Moodle. Please ensure that your log is detailed and kept up to date.
MFL Task 1
Revision and acquisition of ALL GCSE vocabulary: this is the springboard to success in Year 12 languages.
The comprehensive AQA lists are in Moodle, as well as the GCSE vocabulary booklets.
Use the hard copies you were given, or print the list out, and work through the entire document, ensuring that your vocabulary is absolutely ‘secure’.
MFL Task 2
Revision of all GCSE grammar and tenses including irregular verbs. A list of this can also be found in Moodle.
MFL Task 3
Please log into Moodle for a wide range of suggested activities.
Choose which activities you would like to do: you should complete some each week.
Keep a log of all of those you have completed with brief comments for each one.
Ensure that this is kept up to date with the evidence of activities and tasks you have chosen to do.
Keep all of your documents in a folder, with your log at the front.
Recommended books – https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/subjects/sport-pe/products/16-18/ocr-pe-for-a-level-book-1 and https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/subjects/sport-pe/products/16-18/ocr-pe-for-a-level-book-2
Only buy these if you would like to – they are not a necessity. You can also get the eBook version and please look around to see if you can get them cheaper on eBay etc.
Recommended resources to help you complete the tasks below – https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/physical-education-h155-h555-from-2016/planning-and-teaching/ and click on ‘topic exploration packs’
All of the PowerPoints on this page are good for revision – feel free to have a look through them all or save them if you would like to.
YouTube is a really good resource – you can always type in the topic area and ‘a level pe’ after so that it doesn’t overcomplicate things!
Tasks 1–3 below can be found on Moodle.
Work through the ‘joints, movements and muscles’ PowerPoint on Moodle. There are tasks on the PowerPoint for you to complete.
Work through the ‘cardiovascular system’ PowerPoint on Moodle. There are tasks on the PowerPoint for you to complete.
Work through the ‘respiratory system’ PowerPoint on Moodle. There are tasks on the PowerPoint for you to complete.
Read through the ‘non-exam assessment’ specification on the OCR website. Find the sport you would like to be assessed in and read through the core and advanced skills. You can find the NEA specification here: https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/234840-guide-to-non-exam-assessment-as-and-a-level.pdf
Read through the A Level PE specification and make yourself familiar with topic areas we will be covering throughout the next two years. You can find the specification here: https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/234833-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-physical-education-h555.pdf
Physics Task 1
Join the Seneca Class: py39mczuiu and complete the activity assigned.
Physics Task 2
Complete the QEHS transition booklet:
Physics Task 3
Complete the AQA transition activity booklet:
Physics Task 4
Complete the Kerboodle transition booklet:
Physics Task 5
Complete the transition test and bring this in September:
CGP Headstart to A Level Physics (ISBN:1782942815) – work through the activities.
CGP Maths skills for A Level Physics (ISBN:1782944710) – work through the activities
The bridging work for Psychology can be found in the document below:
The bridging work for Sociology can be found in the document below:
Sport Task 1
Muscles of the body
Use your GCSE knowledge and Google to identify muscles in specific areas of the body
Sport Task 2
- Bones of the body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5dYvPruBFY
- Types of joints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb-xEHRNd28
- Functions of the skeleton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HV55QRPRPE
Sport Task 3
- Pathway of air: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJpur6XUiq4
- Gaseous exchange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzrN6sJ1i_g
Sport Task 4