Transition to College

Please find below a list of resources and transition activities, subject by subject, for students who will joining the College in September 2020. These activities have been specially produced to help you prepare for the move from GCSE to either A Level or vocational study.

If you have any questions, please contact the College directly at info@henleycol.ac.uk

Subject  Resources Transition Task
A Level     
Accounting
  • AQA A Level Accounting - My Revision Notes (David Lewis)
  • AS and A Level Business: AQA Complete Revision & Practice (with Online Edition) by CGP Books
AQA Resource List
Ancient History
  • Greece (Charlie Cottam) published by Bloomsbury
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Animation   Transition Task
Applied Criminology 
  • WJEC, Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma Criminology (Carole A Henderson)
  • Criminology Book One for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma (Rob Webb and Annie Townsend)

FAQs

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Applied Human Biology Human Biology Resource  Transition Task
Applied IT IT Resource Transition Task
Applied Law
  • OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1 (Jacqueline Martin)
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Applied Psychology 
  • Pearson BTEC National Applied Psychology: Book 1 (Cara Flanagan, Rob Liddle. Advisor Mark Walsh)
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Art   Transition Task
Art Textiles

Textiles Resources

FAQs

Transition Task
Biology
  • Head Start to A Level Biology (CGP)
  • A Level Biology Year 1 and AS for OCR 'A' (Oxford)
  • A Level Biology Year 1 and AS for OCR 'A' (Hodder Education)
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Business

AS and A Level Business:

  • AQA Complete Revision & Practice (CGP Books)
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Chemistry
  • Head Start to A Level Chemistry (CGP) 
  • Chemistry 1 (Curtis, Hunt and Hill) 
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Classical Civilisation
  • The World of the Hero (Sally Knights)  published by Bloomsbury
  • Greek Theatre and Imperial Image (Robert Hancock-Jones and Laura Swift) published by Bloomsbury
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Computer Science  Computer Science Resource Transition Task
Dance Dance Resource list  Transition Task
Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama Resource list

Further course information

Transition Task
Economics
  • New A Level Economics Year 1 Complete Revision & Practice (CGP)

Online Economics lessons

Transition Task
English Language AQA English Language: A Level and AS (Dan Clayton and Angela Goddard) Transition Task
English Language & Literature
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Whitsun Weddings 
Transition Task
English Literature
  • Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry (Faber)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Frankenstein
  • Never Let Me Go

Transition Task

Supporting poem

Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science AS and A Level text (Richard Genn)
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Film Studies

Film Studies resource list

FAQs

 
French No set textbook. Transition Task
Geography Transition Task
Geology
  • Geology - OCR Geology for A Level and AS (Stephen Davies)
  • Geology: A Complete Introduction (David Rothery)
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German 
  • AQA German A Level Year 1 and AS Published by Oxford University Press
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History
  • Nationalism, Dictatorship and Democracy in 20th Century Europe (Kevin Hall) Published by Pearson
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Law
  • OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1 (Jacqueline Martin)

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Mathematics
  • Head Start to A Level Maths (CGP)
  • Edexcel AS and A Level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/AS
  • Edexcel AS and A Level Mathematics Statistics & Mechanics Year 1/AS

Transition Task

Maths Further
  • Edexcel AS and A Level Further Mathematics Core Pure Mathematics Book 1/AS
  • Edexcel AS and A Level Further Mathematics Further Statistics 1 
  • Edexcel AS and A Level Further Mathematics Further Mechanics 1
Transition Task
Media Studies
  • Media Studies Component 1: Media Messages (Hodder Education) ISBN 9781510429499
  • Media Studies Component 2: Evolving Median (Hodder Education)

FAQs

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Philosophy 
  • Hodder AQA A Level Philosophy textbook (Jeremy Haywood)
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Photography

Photography Resource list 

FAQs

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Physical Education Transition Task
Physics 
  • Head Start to A Level Physics (CGP and AQA)
  • Physics: A Level, 2nd edition (Jim Breithaupt)
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Politics 
  • Edexcel AS & A Level Politics
    Published by Pearson
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Psychology 
  • AQA Psychology for A Level  Year 1 & AS (Flanagan, Berry, Jarvis and Liddle)
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Religious Studies 
  • AQA A Level Religious Studies for A Level year 1 and AS (John Frye 2017) Published by Hodder Education
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Sociology
  • Sociology for AQA Volume 1: AS and 1st Year A Level, 5th edition (Ken Browne)
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Spanish 
  • AQA A Level Spanish (includes AS) Published by Hodder Education 
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Vocational Level 4    
Creative Arts Creative Arts Resources  Transition Task
Vocational Level 3    
Applied Science
  • BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1 (Pearson)
Transition Task 
Art & Design Art & Design Resources Transition Task
Business Revise BTEC National Business Revision Workbook (Parry, Jakubowski, D. Sutherland and J. Sutherland) Published by Pearson  Transition Task
Creative Media Production: Broadcast Journalism  Reading & Watch list Transition Task
Creative Media Production: TV & Film Reading & Watch list Transition Task
Engineering
  • BTEC National Engineering Student Book (BTEC Nationals Engineering Pearson)
  • Engineering Mathematics 8th edition paperback (John Bird)
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Forensics and Criminal Investigation
  • BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1 Published by Pearson
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Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Revision Guide Published by Pearson
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ICT and Computing
  • BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book (BTEC Nationals IT Pearson)
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Music Performance and Production   Transition Task
Performing Arts

Performing Arts Resource list 

Further course information

Transition Task
Public Services
  • BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 1 (Debra Gray, Tracey Lilley & John Vause)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Public Services Student Book 2 (Debra Gray, Tracey Lilley, Lizzie Toms and John Vause)
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Sport and Exercise Science 
  • BTEC National Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science 4th Edition (Stafford-Browne, Rea & Eldridge)
  • Digital version available here
  • Sport: Did you know?
Transition Task
Travel and Tourism 
  • BTEC Nationals Travel & Tourism Student Book + Activebook (Gillian Dale) Mixed media product, 2019
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Vocational Level 2    
Business No set textbook. Please see Business Level 2 transition task. Transition Task
Engineering
  • BTEC National Engineering Student Book (BTEC Nationals Engineering Pearson)
  • Engineering Mathematics 8th edition paperback (John Bird)
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Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Revision Guide Published by Pearson
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Information and Creative Technology
  • BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology Student Book (BTEC First IT Edexcel)
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Public Services/Social Studies 
  • BTEC First in Public Services Student Book (BTEC First Public Services 2014) (Debra Gray)
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