Year 12 Bridging Year Programme

We realise that the last two school years have been unprecedented and that for some students, this means that they haven’t secured the grades they needed to make their next step.

To address this we are offering a special programme for young people who have been disappointed by their results due to lockdown.

If you feel like you would benefit from additional support in securing both your English and Maths GCSEs as well as enhancing your level 2 qualifications, you can join us for the Year 12 Bridging Programme.

You’ll have the chance to revisit GCSEs in Maths and English as well as take additional post-16 qualifications that will improve your skills in exciting areas like the business of e-sports, lab skills, alternative therapies and counselling and Art and Design.

You will also benefit from amazing opportunities to enhance your employability skillset through Google Certification, critical thinking skills and employability workshops as well as further enrichment linked to your pathway such as Digital Animation and Neurochampions.

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This provision is designed for students who:

  • Achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths
  • Has a strong record of attendance and a positive attitude to learning
  • Ready to work and learn in a professional, state of the art environment

The bridging year will allow you to continue your study, develop new skills and knowledge whilst allowing you to resit any subjects from your Year 11 curriculum.

Your timetable will be made up of aspects from three different areas – your Core learning, Uplift to build your skills and Curiosity to inspire.


Resit GCSE options

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Level 2 Pathway Qualification

You will also benefit from:

  • Coaching
  • Careers guidance


  • Sign Language
  • Alder Hey Wigs Project
  • NCS
  • DofE
  • Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
  • Aquaponics
  • Neurochampions
  • Social Media


You will have the opportunity to complete a number of  courses that will support your prospects as you move forward. These include:

  • Google Workspace Certification
  • Touch Typing
  • Employability
  • Critical Thinking
  • Oracy

UPSKILL (Pathway)

  • Health: First Aid
  • Science: Lab Skills
  • E-sports: Animation
  • Art/ Design: Digital Portfolio

Find out more about the programme from our principal below...