Bridging the Gap

A realistic look at the demands of 6th form and an introduction to the core skills needed to cope with those demands.

The workshop equips students with a range of tools and techniques designed to promote self-study, independent learning and research, and to raise aspirations.

Bridging the Gap

For students starting the Year 12 or Year 13 curriculum


The workshop is for 6th Form students in both years 12 & 13. It promotes the concept of self-study, independent learning, independent research and taking responsibility for themselves and their own levels of success.

It can be booked all year round but is especially useful for students just starting Year 12. The workshop can be held in either a classroom (for smaller groups) or in a hall for groups of up to 100 students.

This workshop is 2 hours in duration and can be delivered to up to 100 students at a time. 


Clearly identifies the gap between Key stage 4 & 5 and offers a range of tools and techniques to assist with the greater demands of 6th form.

Promotes independent learning and research.

Develops a range of analytical and thinking skills.

Enables students to analyse and determine their own levels of success.


Bridging the Gap clearly identifies the greater demands of 6th form.

Students will learn how to carry-out independent learning and research. They will be equipped with tools enabling them to identify, interrogate and make full use of a large range of information sources (NOT just Google!!). They will learn how to assess their own levels of effort and, therefore, success and be given techniques to help easily increase these levels.

They will be taught advanced note-taking skills and shown how to reflect on the work they have done each day to boost self-confidence and reduce stress levels.


To introduce students to the advanced demands of 6th form and to provide them with tools and techniques to cope with these demands and to raise their aspirations.


Bridging the Gap clearly identifies the different expectations and higher demands of 6th form. It equips students with a range of tools and techniques not only to cope with this increase but also to raise their aspirations and self-expectations.

It empowers them to become enthusiastic, independent learners ready to move into the next chapter of their lives.

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"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Cardiff High School
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