Bridging the Gap — Solihull Sixth Form College

Bridging the Gap

BRIDGING THE GAP – Year 11 to Year 12

To ensure students are ready for the challenge of advanced level study and to keep them stimulated between finishing their GCSE courses and starting here in September 2024, we have produced some study materials for each of our courses. These materials include suggested reading, activities and areas of research. We hope that students will take advantage of these resources to ensure they are as well prepared to start their A level, BTEC or T level study as they can be in September. In July, all prospective students will be given a summer homework for each of their courses. The summer homeworks must be completed prior to the commencement of Year 12 studies and are designed to help teachers see what standard learners are currently working at.

The Government have confirmed that GCSE results will be published on Thursday 22 August 2024. Pre-enrolment opens on this day and Year 12 enrolment for the 2024/25 academic year will take place on 28 and 29 August 2024. Our entry requirements remain the same. Students will need to attain the required grades in their GCSEs in order to access courses and all offers are conditional on students meeting entry criteria (including subject-specific requirements).

A level & A level equivalent BTECs

Accounting Applied Science Biology Business

Chemistry Computer Science Criminology Drama

Economics English Language English Literature Film Studies

Fine Art French Further Maths Geography

Geology German Graphics Health & Social Care




BTEC & T level courses


We hope you find these resources useful and enjoyable and that they will help you to feel ready for the challenge of advanced level work when you start in September.