Year 11 Transition Activities

Please find below a list of resources and transition activities, subject by subject, for students who will be joining the College in September 2021. These activities have been specially produced to help you prepare for the move from GCSE to either A Level or vocational study.

Please bring the completed activities when you start College in September.

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

From Monday 14th-Friday 18th June we will be hosting a Transition Activities Week. This will be a series of 30 minute sessions, introducing new students to the below transition activities and giving them some extra information on what to expect in September >>> CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Subject  Resources Transition Task
A Level     
Accounting   Transition Task
Ancient History
  • Greece (Charlie Cottam) published by Bloomsbury

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

Transition Task
Applied Engineering
  • BTEC National Engineering Student Book (BTEC Nationals Engineering Pearson)
  • Engineering Mathematics 8th edition paperback (John Bird)
Transition Task
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)
Transition Task
Applied Psychology 
  • Pearson BTEC National Applied Psychology: Book 1 (Cara Flanagan, Rob Liddle. Advisor Mark Walsh)
Transition Task
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)
Transition Task
Business

AS and A Level Business:

  • AQA Complete Revision & Practice (CGP Books)

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Transition Task 3

Chemistry
  • Head Start to A Level Chemistry (CGP) 
  • Chemistry 1 (Curtis, Hunt and Hill) 
Transition Task
Classical Civilisation
  • The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) Translated by E. V. Rieu
  • The World of the Hero (Sally Knights)  published by Bloomsbury (optional)
  • Greek Theatre and Imperial Image (Robert Hancock-Jones and Laura Swift) published by Bloomsbury (optional)

Transition Task

Computer Science  Computer Science Resource

Transition Task

Dance Dance Resource list  Transition Task
Digital Game Production   Transition Task
Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama Resource list

Further course information

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

 

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

Online Economics lessons

Online Revision Blast sessions :

 Introductory Economic Principles

 Demand, Supply & Price Equilibrium 

 Measurements of Economic Performance

Economics in the Real World (3)

Free online course :

Mastering quantitative skills for A level Economics

Transition Task

 

Electronics  

Transition Task

English Language AQA English Language: A Level and AS (Dan Clayton and Angela Goddard) Transition Task
English Language & Literature  

Transition Task

English Literature
  • Frankenstein

Transition Task

 

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

Film Studies resource list

FAQs

 
French No set textbook. Transition Task
Geography

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

German 
  • AQA German A Level Year 1 and AS Published by Oxford University Press

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Graphic Communications (Animation)  

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

History
  • Revolutions in early modern and modern Europe (Bullock, Nuttall, White) Published by Pearson
Transition Task
Law
  • OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1 (Jacqueline Martin)

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

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

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

 

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

Photography Resource list 

FAQs

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Physical Education
  • Atherton, C., Young, S. and Howitt, R. (2019) AQA A Level  PE (Year 1 and Year 2)
  • Digital version available here.
  • FAQs
  • Sport: Did you know?

Transition Task

Physics 
  • Head Start to AS Level Physics (CGP and AQA)
  • Physics: A Level, 2nd edition (Jim Breithaupt)
Transition Task
Politics 
  • Edexcel AS & A Level Politics
    Published by Pearson

Transition Task

Psychology   

Transition Task

Religious Studies 
  • AQA A Level Religious Studies for A Level year 1 and AS (John Frye 2017) Published by Hodder Education
Transition Task
Sociology
  • Sociology for AQA Volume 1: AS and 1st Year A Level, 5th edition (Ken Browne)

Transition Task

Spanish 
  • AQA A Level Spanish (includes AS) Published by Hodder Education 

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Transition Task 3

Vocational Level 4    
Creative Arts Creative Arts Resources  Transition Task
Vocational Level 3    
Applied Science (Medical)
  • BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1 (Pearson)

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

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 1

Transition Task 2

Transition Task 3

Creative Media Production: Broadcast Journalism  Reading & Watch list

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Creative Media Production: TV & Film Reading & Watch list

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Engineering
  • BTEC National Engineering Student Book (BTEC Nationals Engineering Pearson)
  • Engineering Mathematics 8th edition paperback (John Bird)

Transition Task 1

 

Forensics and Criminal Investigation
  • BTEC National Applied Science Student Book 1 Published by Pearson

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Revision Guide Published by Pearson

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Working in Health and Social Care

ICT and Computing
  • BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book (BTEC Nationals IT Pearson)
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)

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Adam, M., Forsdyke, D., Gledhill, A, Gledhill, A, Lydon, C., Manley, C., Sutton, L. and Taylor, R. (2016) Pearson BTEC National Sport and Exercise Science
  • Digital version available here
  • Sport: Did you know?

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Transition Task 3

Sport, Fitness and Personal Training 
  • Design a Circuit Training Session

Transition Task

Travel and Tourism 
  • BTEC Nationals Travel & Tourism Student Book + Activebook (Gillian Dale) Mixed media product, 2019

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2a

Transition Task 2b

Transition Task 3

Vocational Level 2    
Business No set textbook. Please see Business Level 2 transition task.

Transition Task 1

Engineering
  • BTEC National Engineering Student Book (BTEC Nationals Engineering Pearson)
  • Engineering Mathematics 8th edition paperback (John Bird)
Transition Task
Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Revision Guide Published by Pearson

Transition Task

Transition Task 2

Working in Health and Social Care

Information and Creative Technology
  • BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology Student Book (BTEC First IT Edexcel)
Transition Task
Public Services/Social Studies 
  • BTEC First in Public Services Student Book (BTEC First Public Services 2014) (Debra Gray)

Transition Task

 

Sport and Physical Activity Level 2  

Transition Task 1

Transition Task 2

Transition Task 3

 

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