Introduction to Independent Study in the Sixth Form

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Do you want to get a taster of an A Level / BTEC subject?

Do you want to stretch yourself and learn something new?

Then try completing one of the independent study tasks below. There are lots of links to Futurelearn courses, which are free online courses on a huge variety of subjects.

Independent Study is important in the Sixth Form. We encourage our students to read around the subject and develop their passion for their studies by completing Futurelearn courses and engaging in academic reading. This extra study helps students to make progress in their subjects and can also provide useful evidence for UCAS, apprenticeship and job applications.

 

Biology

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/biochemistry

Chemistry

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/everyday-chemistry

Computer Science

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/programming-102-think-like-a-computer-scientist

English Language

Induction Lesson

English Literature

Induction Lesson

French

French Preparation Pack

Geography

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/tipping-points-climate-change-and-society

Government & Politics

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/peterloo-to-the-pankhursts-radicalism-and-reform-in-the-nineteenth-century

History

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-tudors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpSRQ6wVPU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5qugbz3moc

Mathematics

5! = 1x2x3x4x5
8! = 1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8
So what is 0! equal to? Watch this video to find out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2luO5eNKXc
If you’d like to do a bit of warming up for Year 12, and to develop your private-study skills, try this mini-course…
http://www.jamestanton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Pamphlet-on-Counting.pdf

If you enjoy that, try some of James Tanton's other videos and puzzles!

Music

Prepare a solo performance (or bring in a pre recorded example of you performing a solo).
Prepare a free choice Composition (or bring in one of your GCSE music compositions).

Philosophy & Ethics

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/governing-religion-european-challenges-and-asian-approaches

RS Induction Slide

Physics

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-science-of-nuclear-energy

Psychology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level/psychology-7181-7182

Opening Skinners Box- Lauren Slater
The Psychopath Test- Jon Ronson
both books available secondhand on Amazon

Psychology Induction Slide 2019

Spanish

Spanish Preparation Pack

Tech IT

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/digital-skills-digital-marketing

 

Leventhorpe 2017 Sixth Form 13742

 

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