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Preparing for your 6th Form classes - work for Year 11 and Level 2 Year 12 students

Dear Year 11 students and Parents/Carers,

Year 11 learning in the summer term

As we move into the academic Summer term of this unusual year, it is time for us to start thinking about where our students will be from September 2020. We would like to congratulate all Year 11s for the way they have conducted themselves, not only during the past few weeks of uncertainty, but over the last five years. We thank them and you, for everything that has been done to support their studies.

We would also like to thank students for their patience and engagement with remote learning that was put in place from the start of the closure until Monday 20th April. Many students have diligently engaged in online activities in order to complete their studies.

This is what we expect Year 11 students to be doing with their time at the moment:

• Keeping safe, staying at home, spending time with their family.

Sixth Form preparation tasks - for those students staying or thinking of staying on at Southfields Academy, teachers from different subjects will be setting up Google Classrooms with work that will prepare students for the new courses they have applied to study in September 2020. Work might include the introduction of some of the new topics, concepts, ideas and skills which will be needed to succeed on A Level and Vocational courses. The new classrooms will launch on Monday 11th May 2020.

In setting up these transition activities, it is important that students and parents do not assume that admission to the Sixth Form or particular courses will necessarily follow, invitation to course classrooms is determined by choices that students selected during their initial 6th Form interview.

Decisions with regard to Sixth Form admission will not be made until after the GCSE results have been published on Thursday 20th August 2020.

For those students that have confirmed places at other schools or colleges, please contact them to request learning material that will help them with preparations for new courses.

If students still require support with the next steps, they can email: sean.parsons@southfieldsacademy.com or tara.minto@southfieldsacademy.com.

Sixth form interviews

The current plan is to conduct your second sixth form interview later on this term (i.e. before your summer holiday).  These interviews will be conducted online.  We are still working out the details.  But, please check your Google Classroom year page and your emails regularly.  This is how we will communicate interview times and the web links to access the interviews.  During these interviews you will get the chance to discuss your courses and, if needs be, change them.

It has been a pleasure meeting and working with all of you. We look forward to seeing you all again soon in the 6th form and for those of you with confirmed places at other colleges all the staff at Southfields Academy wish you all the very best of luck in whatever you do next.

Best wishes,

Tracy Gray

Deputy Headteacher –Standards.