Year 12 – Online Induction Programme

Dear potential Urmston Grammar Sixth Form Students,

Making the transition from Year 11 into the sixth form is an exciting time. Whether you are a current Urmston Grammar student, or looking to join us from another school, we want to facilitate your move into our sixth form to make it as smooth a process as possible. The current school closure means we may not be able to deliver our typical programme of induction events in full, but over the coming weeks we will be developing an Online Induction Programme on our website. Please keep checking this page regularly for videos and updates to give you an insight into what studying at Urmston Grammar Sixth Form will be like.

If schools re-open in some capacity before the end of the summer term, we are still hopeful to be able to offer a taster day to our perspective students. If this doesn’t occur, be reassured that during the induction days at the start of Year 12 we will work to make sure all students know our routines and expectations, are familiar with key members of the sixth form team, are well integrated with friends (both old and new!)  and quickly come to feel at home at Urmston Grammar School.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Sixth Form Team:

Mr T Kennedy-Fowler (Head of Sixth Form)

Miss A Lingwood (Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Mr D Kearns (Assistant Head of Sixth Form)

Mrs J Plano (Sixth Form Administrator)



Year 11 -> Year 12 Transition Work

As part of our induction programme we would like any students looking to join Urmston Grammar Sixth Form in September 2020 to complete the transition work shown below. The aims of these tasks work are as follows:

  • To ensure that essential skills and knowledge developed at GCSE are embedded before staring A Level courses. This is particularly important with the absence of GCSE exams.
  • To give students an insight into some of the topics they will be studying when they join the sixth form in September.
  • To help develop essential skills in independent study, time management and problem solving which will be useful at KS5 and beyond…..
  • To help give you purpose and add structure to your day during school closure – we want you to keep your minds sharp so you can hit the ground running at the start of Year 12!


  • Students should aim to complete, as fully as possible, the transition work for the all subjects they are intending on studying in the sixth form.
  • These tasks are of significant length. Students should aim to complete them steadily and methodically over the coming weeks and months.
  • At the start of Year 12, subject teachers will request to see evidence that these tasks have been completed to a good standard. Some subject require work to be submitted electronically, others may require paper copies to be handed in.
  • For many subjects, ideally the tasks should be printed off and completed on the document. We appreciate many students may not have the facilities to print at home – in this case complete any task as best you can on lined paper.
  • If you find any of the web-links do not work on any task, please email and we will resolve the matter.

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