Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Message from Mr Taylor, Deputy Headteacher

To all prospective students hoping to join Chestnut Grove Academy's Sixth Form from September 2020.
On this page, you will find the transition work and recommended research/reading for your sixth form subjects.  It is an expectation that you complete the work for the three or four subjects for which you have been offered a place within Chestnut Grove Sixth Form. 

Once you have completed the required tasks, subject reading lists have been provided to keep you engaged over the summer and to deepen your understanding of the subject.  You are strongly encouraged to engage with this to broaden your understanding and to think critically about the subject in its broadest sense.

Post-16 study requires you to go beyond the syllabus and to go beyond what you learn in the classroom.  This ‘super-curricular’ reading will strengthen you as a student and will bring on your independence.  As academic independence comes at a premium, this is a good time to begin the process of becoming a sixth former by taking responsibility for your own learning.

Please do not contact the sixth form team regarding subject choice changes now – we will make any changes, if possible, after your GCSE results are published on Thursday 20th August. 

Completing this transition work will evidence your commitment to your sixth form studies and may ultimately help you decide whether the subjects you have chosen are the right ones for you.  If you decide the subject is not right for you, you may still be able to change once you have your results, but this will be driven by variables such as grades, course availability and course popularity. 

If you have any queries regarding transition work, please contact the subject leader of the relevant subject or course.  If you have any queries regarding the sixth form more generally, please use sixthform@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Good luck with your results and we all look forward to seeing you in the new term.

Mr Taylor
Deputy Headteacher
Director of Sixth Form

SUBJECT CONTACT TRANSITION WORK,
SPECIFICATION,
SUMMER READING LIST
A Level Art

Mr J Wildman   jwildman@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Ms M Horne mhorne@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Visual Art Transition Work
A Level Biology Mr A Gordon agordon@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Cells
Biology Booklet
Cell Division and Reproduction
Maths for Biology
Biology Transition Pack
Nettlecoombe Summer Assignment

A Level Chemistry Mr A Gordon agordon@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Amount of Substance
Chemistry Booklet
Bonding
Chemical Equilibria
Chemistry Transition Pack
Chemistry - Transition Metals
Year 12 into 13 Chemistry Summer Work

A Level DT Mr J Wildman   jwildman@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Reading List
Syllabus and Assessment
DT Task
A Level Economics Ms F Lee flee@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Reading List
Economics Work
Specification
A Level English

Ms C Robinson crobinson@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

English Handbook
Making the Leap Resources
Making the Leap Activities
Reading List
English Tasks
 
A Level Film Ms C Robinson crobinson@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Film Handbook
Film Tasks
A Level French Ms H Holding hholding@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk French Tasks and Reading Lists
A Level Geography Mr K Reeves kreeves@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Course Guide and Reading List
Geography Booklet
Progression Geography
The Curious Geographer
A Level History Ms L Adams ladams@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk History Specification
History Work
A Level Maths & Further Maths Mr M Green mgreen@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Maths Tasks
Reading List
Which Maths Course is for me?
A Level Media Ms C Robinson crobinson@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Media Course Guide
Media Work
Coursework Guide
A Level PBE Ms L Vanstone lvanstone@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Essay Skills and Assessment
PBE Specification
PBE Tasks
A Level Physics Mr A Gordon agordon@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Prior Knowledge
Physics Booklet
Practical Skills
Physics Essential Maths Skills
A Level Psychology Ms L Vanstone lvanstone@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Psychology Specification
Psychology Tasks 
A Level Sociology Ms L Adams ladams@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Sociology Specification
Sociology Tasks
A Level Spanish Ms H Holding hholding@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Spanish Tasks and Reading List
AS Core Maths Mr M Green mgreen@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Reading List
Core Maths Tasks
Which Maths Course is for me?
BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Mr A Gordon agordon@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Applied Science Specification
Transition Pack
Vocational Courses
BTEC Level 3 Business Mr E Solate esolate@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Business Specification
Business Tasks
BTEC Level 3 Computing Mr E Solate esolate@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Computing Tasks
Computing Syllabus
Reading List
BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care Mr J Tobin jtobin@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Health and Social Care Tasks
BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts Ms E Dydymska edydymska@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Performing Arts Tasks
Performing Arts Specification
BTEC Level 3 Sport

Mr J Tobin jtobin@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Sport Bridging Unit
EPQ

Mr J Taylor jtaylor@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

EPQ Specification
Assessment Record
How to complete Production Log
Purpose of Production Log
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/project-qualifications/EPQ-7993/why-choose
https://youtu.be/_QbrUjLASxc
https://youtu.be/U-ZQeWz5Ssk