Summer Modules

Welcome to our Summer Modules, which have been designed to give you an introduction to our subjects at A Level, as well as our main curriculum aims here at Sir Thomas Rich’s.

You can find the links to each subject’s Summer Module below.

The Summer Modules all have exactly the same structure, providing you with the following:

  1. A brief overview of the subject content
    This will give you an outline of the content covered in Year 12 and 13, with a link to the exam board specification for the subject.
  2. A Core Knowledge and Understanding Task
    A task which has been designed to highlight the basic knowledge and understanding of the subject that you must have prior to starting the A Level course in September. Each task comes with links and resources to help you to complete each activity.
  3. A ‘Bigger Picture’ Task
    This task will help you to start to think about each of your chosen subjects as a discipline; to think more deeply about the subject, reflect on key themes and ideas and consider who or what has contributed to our knowledge and understanding. Again, this task comes with links to support your study.
  4. Recommended Reading
    Each department has its own recommended reading list that you will be signposted to within each Summer Module. Heads of Department have also given you a ‘Top Pick’ from the recommended reading list to get you started before September.
  5. Other Recommended Activities
    Each Summer Module concludes with a collection of other recommended activities to either support the tasks above, or to help you explore your chosen subjects further before September.

Please download the appropriate one for each of your chosen subjects.

Please note, if you are intending to study Further Mathematics, you will need to read both the Mathematics and the Further Mathematics documents.

Download Subject
Download PDF Art
Download PDF Biology
Download PDF Business Studies
Download PDF Chemistry
Download PDF Computer Science
Download PDF Economics
Download PDF English Literature
Download PDF French
Download PDF Geography
Download PDF Geology
Download PDF German
Download PDF History
Download PDF Mathematics
Download PDF Mathematics~Further Mathematics
Download PDF Music
Download PDF Philosophy
Download PDF Physical Education
Download PDF Physics
Download PDF Politics
Download PDF Product Design
Download PDF Psychology
Download PDF Religious Studies
Download PDF Theatre Studies