Yr11 Online Transition Sessions June/July 2021

Please click each of the subject titles to open the meeting link for our online transition sessions that take place over the four weeks of 14 June - 9th July 2021. 

Please note that there are no sociology, politics or music sessions on Monday 5th July or maths, physics, chemistry or biology sessions on Friday 9th July. 

Sessions will be delivered over Google Meet and be interactive. You will need a desk, pen and paper to take part. You can attend as many or as few subjects as you wish to and you are not required to attend every session for each subject.

  Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
1050 - 1150   Maths     Physics
1150 - 1250   Chemistry     Biology
1050 - 1250 Sociology
Music
Spanish
Graphics
History Week 1 & 2
History Week 3 & 4
German
Classics
English Literature
English Language
Law Week 1 & 3
Law Week 2 & 4
1330 - 1430   Biology     Chemistry
1430 - 1530   Physics     Maths
1330 - 1530 Politics French
Philosophy
Psychology Music Tech
Geography
Drama
Art

Topics covered in each of the maths and science sessions will be as below.  All other subject information is on the Jane Austen College website here.   

Biology

Biology

Biology is the study of life. It draws upon your understanding of chemistry and physics and even has a sprinkling of maths! During your studies, you will answer questions like; What is life? How do we protect it? How do organisms survive? How are organisms related and how did they evolve? And guess what? Everything you have learnt at GCSE is going to be really useful as you build your A level knowledge. These biology transition sessions will help you build on your knowledge and fill any gaps so that you will be a brilliant biologist when you join us at Sir Isaac in September.
 
Week Tuesday Friday
Week 1: 15th & 18th June Cells Microscopes
Week 2: 22nd & 25th June DNA, nucleotides and proteins Movement in and out of cells
Week 3: 29th & 2nd July Transport in animals Photosynthesis and transport in plants
Week 4: Tues 6th July Circulation and ventilation -

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry is crucial to our understanding of many current global issues. It is an exciting subject that is constantly developing. Chemists across the world are engaged in finding solutions to tackle some of the biggest issues in areas such as: energy use, the environment, food production, health and water shortages. Our sessions will focus on key concepts from GCSE that will support your development as a chemist and help bridge the gap between GCSE and A level.
 
Week Tuesday Friday
Week 1: 15th & 18th June Atomic Structure Bonding
Week 2: 22nd & 25th June Equations and Reactions Moles and Calculations Pt 1
Week 3: 29th & 2nd July Moles and Calculations Pt 2 Acids, Bases and Neutralisation
Week 4: Tues 6th July Organic Chemistry -

Physics

Physics

Physics is an exciting subject that gives the learner a sneak peak at the truth of the universe. The study of A level physics builds upon the grounding offered at GCSE. Physicists across the world apply their problem solving skills to build solutions and enrich our lives daily in many areas ranging from atomic physics to engineering and astrophysics. Our sessions will focus on key principles that will form the foundation of your A level studies and ensure a smooth transition from GCSE to A level study.
 
Week Tuesday Friday
Week 1: 15th & 18th June To be Confirmed Electric Circuits
Week 2: 22nd & 25th June To be Confirmed Electricity / Gravity - what's the difference?
Week 3: 29th & 2nd July To be Confirmed Photocells
Week 4: Tues 6th July To be Confirmed -

Maths

Maths

A level mathematics continues and develops many of the key GCSE topics. Through these sessions, you’ll consolidate and extend your understanding and methods in these topics so that you’re confident, fluent, ready and eager to begin your A level mathematics journey of discovery. Specific topics covered here will include the following.
 
Week Tuesday Friday
Week 1: 15th & 18th June All About Equations Working with Formulae
Week 2: 22nd & 25th June Dealing with Indices Trigonometry
Week 3: 29th & 2nd July Simultaneous Equations Graphs
Week 4: Tues 6th July Mathematical Problem Solving Skills and Techniques  -