Released On 2nd Sep 2021

Get Ahead Program for Years 7 & 8 Autumn Term 2021

Dear Parent

Get Ahead Program for Years 7 & 8

Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust are pleased to announce that the highly successful Get Ahead program of online learning will continue this year, encouraging home learning and engagement in a variety of subjects. The program provides free online tutoring sessions with qualified teachers in the subjects of English, Maths and Science. Students joining these sessions will benefit from expert tuition covering essential curriculum knowledge, skills and exam technique required for progress in the subject. This is a fantastic opportunity for your son/daughter to catch up and get ahead in their learning. Sessions are run as live Teams events and students may participate by asking questions via the Q&A ‘chat’ feature.

To engage in these sessions, which run between 6pm and 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students will need to join via the Teams links listed on the timetable that can be found on page 2 of this letter. Each link can be copied into a web browser address bar or typed in.

You can also find the links on the Trust website at under the Get Ahead tab.

To view the full Get Ahead Program, please click here

The program offered this year:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday
6-7pm Maths English Science


We hope that you will join us in encouraging your child to engage in the Get Ahead program to aid in their progress through the curriculum. The sessions are suitable for years 7 and 8 and students are welcome to join any session, whether they want to revise, catch up on missed work, or get ahead with something new. All sessions are recorded and may be viewed at different times, although live interaction is not possible on recordings. Please do encourage your son/daughter to talk to their teachers about the program.

If there are any questions about the Get Ahead program, or issues with connection or lack of equipment, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Kerry Harman

Leader of the Get Ahead program, Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust

Get Ahead Teams Links

Years 7 & 8: Autumn Term 1

Maths English Science
Monday 6-7pm Tuesday 6-7pm Wednesday 6-7pm

13th September

Introduction and types of number

14th September

Achille’s Heel - Fragments vs full sentences

15th September

Solids, liquids and gases

20th September

Prime factors, powers and roots

21st September

Adonis - Fragments vs full sentences

22nd September

Changing state

27th September

Rounding and approximation

28th September

Adam & Eve - Fragments vs full sentences

29th September

Filtering and evaporation

4th October

Area of 2D shapes

5th October

Alice in Wonderland - Sentence types

6th October


11th October

Volume of 3D shapes

12th October

Apollo - Sentence types

13th October