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The Bridge


All students currently in Year 11 & 13, choose the pathway best suited to you and your career aspirations. For more details click your Year group below for more details. Or follow this link. If you have any questions please email:

Year 11

The Bridge contains materials from our two-week transition programme to allow all Year 11 students to prepare for their next steps The Bridge offers opportunities to learn new skills, work with new student groups, teachers and external contributors and to focus on wellbeing at the end of an unprecedented academic year.

Everyone is welcome to register - even those not staying at Gordano, please register for the events you wish to attend. If registration is completed by May 28th we can refine our final offer.

The Bridge Programme: For students joining Gordano Sixth Form click here. Our expectation is that all timetabled subject lessons are attended (students will attend one taster and 4 sample lessons in each of their chosen subjects). Students will receive a personalised timetable on the basis of the options they have applied for. Here Students are also able to sign up for optional sessions on Eventbrite (joining instructions on the site). These places are offered on a first come first served basis. Please note that if students are still holding more than one Post-16 offer, they are required to attend The Bridge programme if they wish to keep their Gordano application open.

Electives: (our extra-curricular offer providing recreation and employability skills) During Bridging Fortnight, students will be asked to shortlist their Autumn elective choice from a menu of over 20 activities. 



Year 13 

Welcome to The Bridge, a two-week transition programme for our Year 13 students. Please register by May 28th to participate

The menu of sessions is designed around our students’ future choices:

1. University routes: The Bridge offers specialist subject classes in preparation for undergraduate study, and life skills to encourage further independence away from home.

2. Apprenticeship, Employment routes: The Bridge offers work place advice, apprenticeship preparation skills and life skills to encourage a work-life balance.

3. Not Decided Yet: For students waiting to decide on a GAP year or between the two above routes, they can choose from the Bridge menu accordingly to help them make this decision on Results Day.

Clearly we are keen for students to have as much on-site input as possible after such an unprecedented year. We know that some students will have employment commitments but hope that they will be able to join us for many of the sessions. When the fortnight is over, we will share as many materials as possible on The Bridge here.