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Preparing for the Sixth Form

The extended break between GCSE Examinations and the start of Sixth Form allows students to reset and recharge before they start A Level courses. Given the intense nature of the A Level curriculum, prospective WHSB Sixth Form students must prepare for the next stage of their academic journey. Here you will find details of a series of tasks that our experienced Heads of Academic Departments ask students to complete before the start of the Lower Sixth. By completing these tasks, students benefit from exploring the courses they have chosen to study and ease the transition from GCSE. Preparatory work is designed to help develop the skills students need to hone quickly and ensure they hit the ground running. It would be best if students spaced any preparatory work relatively evenly over the Summer holiday. However, it may be worth waiting to complete the bulk of the work until after GCSE Results Day and after confirming A Level course options. Please email if you have any queries.