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. Aligns with Gatsby Benchmarks 2 and 4.


Bridging the Gap is an active learning workshop which inspires students with higher order thinking skills, advanced notetaking tools, active reading advice and time management tips.


Upskills students and raises standards of learning

Students will learn how to navigate and bridge the gap between pre and post 16 education

Interactive, high-impact workshop which will leave students excited to continue their learning journey


This workshop clearly identifies the difference between pre and post 16 education and the increased demands which come with this transition.

Students will learn how to become self-sufficient studiers, develop their independent learning and research skills and manage their time effectively.

They will be equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of critical thinking techniques, motivational tips, effective study skills and be introduced to the concept of active V passive learning, which they can refer back to as lifelong competences.


To show students that the transition process doesn’t have to be daunting

To stimulating a mature and positive attitude towards learning

To introduce students to the advanced demands of post 16 education


Bridging the Gap clearly identifies the different expectations and higher demands of post 16 education. 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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