Dear Parents, Carers
Re: Year 13 Transition
I hope you and your families are safe, and keeping well. I wanted to write to you today to give you an update on preparing learners for life after Year 13. It has now come to that time in the year when learners would have been putting the final touches to their coursework, and begin to start their A-Level or BTEC exams. As there will be no exams this year, and no further coursework to complete, we will stop setting Year 13 home learning based on their current courses. Instead, we are directing all Year 13 students to start preparing for life at university, or employment.
Ms Guthrie, our Sixth Form Personal Development Leader has designed a Transition Courses for all students to complete. The aim of the course is to allow students to develop both the key knowledge and skills required to be successful at university or in seeking employment. Completing the transition courses will give students a head start, when they begin their new courses at university in the autumn term, which is more important this year than ever, as there will be a big gap between when they last studied formally in school.
All of the resources for the transition course can be found on the Home Learning tab of the school website. All the resources needed to complete the course are outlined on the course guide. Please read those instructions carefully, and contact Ms Guthrie on firstname.lastname@example.org should you need further support.
If any of students are struggling about their options after Year 13, the school can organise a careers guidance meeting via telephone, with Mrs Danso, our Careers Advisor. Any students, who would want this, should contact Mrs Danso on email@example.com to book an appointment.
Whilst we are now preparing our students for life after Year 13, it is important that you understand that they are still valued members of our school community, and are still Harrow High students. Students should continue to complete the daily attendance log in on SMHW, and complete the daily personal development and fitness challenges. Our Sixth Form team also will continue with “keeping in touch” calls and any other support in place.
If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch.
Kevin Patel Deputy Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form