Year 11-12 Bridging Work

A welcome message from Mr Mathew

Thank you so much for getting ready to participate in the Pre-BTEC/ CTEC/ ‘A’ level programme.  It is a vital preparation step for you to help ensure you are ready for the challenges of advanced level study.

Usually, by the time you were sampling advanced level work during the Sixth Form Induction Week, you would have done your exams.  This would have meant that you had seen to the end of the GCSE course, revised, and been ‘put through your paces’ in the exam hall – which might have gone better or worse...!  All of these stages are usually valuable in you actually knowing what it is that you want to do, and what you think you are good at.

Obviously you haven’t been able to go through those steps in the usual way – and this makes the programme you are about to commence all the more important. 

Each subject has put together a guided programme in order to give you a good sense of the depth and breadth of advanced level work in that subject.  They have been asked to provide a more staged and guided approach than ever before, so that as many of you as possible can get a clear idea of what studying that specification means.

Below, you will be able to see all the pre-12 programmes.  You should complete the bridging work for your three chosen subjects.

Be in no doubt – successful participation in these programmes will be one of the key factors in being accepted onto the subjects you opt for at the end of the summer.  Success does not mean getting all the answers right: it means demonstrating resilient engagement with the reading and activities, and completion of the tasks set in section 5: ‘Btec/ ‘A’ level ready in each booklet.

As is explained in each of the subject programmes, and available in this area of the website, there is a subject teacher in each department who will be your point of contact should you wish any specific guidance. These details are noted below.  In addition Miss Doran,, has oversight of the whole programme and she would welcome any queries you might have.

So, once again, let me tell you how thrilled I am that you are committing to the academic process and are willing to take such an important step towards joining The Saint John Henry Newman School Sixth Form in September.  Choose wisely, and make the most of the opportunities that unfold…

God Bless

Mr Mathew  


Staff overseeing bridging work



Miss Whiting 


Mr O’Connell


Mrs Taylor 


Mrs Oligboh

Computer Science

Mr Flain


Mr Tucker

English Literature

Miss Kitson

English Literature/Language

Mrs Finch

Further Maths

Mr Barry


Miss Routledge


Mrs Naylor


Mr Barry


Miss Hewitson

Physical Education

Mrs Tembey


Mr Sansom


Mrs Naylor


Miss Hunter


Mrs Younger

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Mrs Ronayne

Theatre Studies

Mr Wyman


Mrs Whiting

BTEC Music Performance

Miss Hewitson

BTEC Music Technology

Mr Fisher

BTEC Production Arts

Mrs Greenwood

BTEC Science

Mr Losty

BTEC Sport

Miss Drackford

CTEC Health and Social

Mrs Taylor