Getting Ready to Start College

We recognise that many of you will have time on your hands as your Year 11 syllabuses are completed and you are keen to prepare for college. As such, we set out below some things we recommend to help prepare you for joining us at the start of the next academic year.

Everything you need to know about starting college on 14th September

Here is some information we thought would be helpful getting ready to start college in September. Click on the booklets and icons below to view all information.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Haywards Heath College is going to be a BYOD campus. Which means that we are asking that every student bring their own tablet or laptop in to use in every lesson. This approach has had incredible success in a number of colleges and universities around the world, and we think will really benefit the outstanding teaching, learning and assessment that is going to happen here. 

 

Why BYOD?

  • Individualised learning: it means that students can access resources and work through activities at their own pace and in their own way.

  • Collaboration: It has been shown to increase the collaboration and sharing between students and teachers in the classroom. Students can share ideas, submit work, create resources, get feedback, collaborate with students from across the Chichester College Group all within the lesson.

  • Flexibility: having a device with you means you can work wherever, with whoever, whenever. This gives you great flexibility in these times to be able to work online, in college or at home.

  • Research: it means you will be able to look things up and follow your own enquiries, all at your finger tips. Teaching and learning has changed and is no longer just about imparting knowledge and information; you are at the heart of the learning and are in control.

Read all the FAQs about BYOD here.

Textbooks

Here are some of the textbooks required for your courses at college. Have a look at the ones recommended for your subjects by  teachers to support your study.

Sport Resources

Our sports teachers have put together a fantastic mix of resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. A great mix of podcasts, books and programmes/films to watch.

Career Progression

Here are some informative posters based on subject area set to help you think about career progression:

Visual Art Subject Equipment

Our visual arts teachers have put together a list of items you will need to bring to each lesson in your own pencil case that should not be shared with any other student Click here to have a look.

English Reading List

Our english teachers have put together a fantastic mix of reading resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. Click here to have a look.

Geography Reading List

Our geography teachers have put together a fantastic mix of reading resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. There are plenty of books here, and no expectation to read them all, so have a browse and click here to have a look.

Psychology Reading List

Our psychology teachers have put together a fantastic mix of reading resources for you to have a look at over the next few months. There are plenty of books here, and no expectation to read them all, so have a browse and click here to have a look.

Reflect on your Knowledge

Reinforce your GCSE learning, especially in those GCSEs which are most relevant to the subjects you wish to study at college. For subject based learning and revision opportunities, look at the link here: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/learn 

Research

Research the content of the syllabuses for your chosen college courses by exploring the exam board specifications. Exam boards for our courses are signposted in ‘Getting Ready for’ packs for all the subjects we offer. Go further by exploring free online learning platforms to extend your studies and discover areas of interest for you. Try these for starters: ​

Maths and English

Take the time to master your Maths and English. Lots of activities are available online in sites such as the following:

Mental Wellbeing

Look after your mental health and physical wellbeing in what for many people is a stressful and anxious time. Check out:

Broadening your Horizons

We've put together some great resources for you to check out, whether you want to improve your study skills, keep yourself informed on global issues or prepare for your course and coming to college in September.

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