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This page has been created for parents and students so that you can find all you need at this challenging time so that you can keep on being the best student and most helpful parent or carer that you can be for you child, so that you can keep in touch with us and most importantly, keep working on being the best version of you there is.

We have selected for you the best on-line learning platforms and below you will find instructions on how to access these and the other great resources we, your teachers, have prepared for you and your children.

Please keep returning to this page as we will update it from time to time.

Students, please keep in touch with us via 'Teams'. Why not show your mums, dads and carers how it works!  We are here for you, on-line, during the school day, every school day.  Keep learning. Keep smiling.

 

 

 

The Guide to Home-Learning

Below there is a 'Parent's Guide to Home Learning'.   You can also click here to get it.  

The first thing is to familiarise yourself with your son or daughters Microsoft Teams platform.  This is where teachers will set work and even conduct virtual learning sessions.

Please do read the Guide for more details on Teams. 

Below are some other great resources that your teachers may refer to in communications in Teams or you may just want to take a look at yourselves.  This a long list so please check on Teams first to see what specific activities your child's teacher has set or what your platform your teacher is recommending for a particular topic.

But, before we show you these great resources, please take a moment to read about on-line safety.

On-line Safety

Is your child's device keeping them safe? 

Please be aware that when your children are accessing Microsoft Teams and other educational platforms using their own devices, at home or on the move, and not using the school’s network, it is your responsibility to ensure these devices have:- 

i) up-to-date virus and malware protection and 

ii) the latest updates and patches from the device manufacturer

iii) the latest updates to any software and that 

iv) you have set the highest privacy settings for safe browsing to keep you child safe on-line.

When using the school’s systems we have an industry standard firewall which is constantly updated but when not on our network the students do not have the benefits of this.  Please ensure the device they are using is fit for purpose and you are confident that they can use it safely.

Great Learning Platforms, Websites and Apps

Platforms that cover a range of subjects for all year groups

Try these three sites 
 

These three sites cover many, if not all, the course materials of most of the subjects across KS3, KS4 and KS5, in other words across all year groups.

Seneca: www.senecalearning.com

 

BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

 

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is not an interactive platform but is offering free resource packs for most subjects.  Click here to see them and scroll down the page.

 

 KS3 & KS4 Subject Specific platforms 

Maths 

Science 

History 

Languages 

Key Stage 5

Arts & Design 

Biology 

EXAM WEB SITES - SPECIMEN PAPERS & SPEC & MORE PAST PAPERS

Specification www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-biology-a-h020-h420-from-2015/

OCR Specimen Papers www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-biology-a-h020-h420-from-2015/assessment/

Biology exam questions www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/a-level-ocr-a/

Biology legacy questions www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/biology-h021-h421/

YEAR 12 REVISION GUIDE

www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Biology-Complete-Revision-Practice/dp/1782942866/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521194119&sr=1-13&keywords=as+biology+revision+guide

YEAR 13 REVISION GUIDE

www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Biology-Complete-Revision-Practice/dp/1782942998/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521193993&sr=1-2&keywords=a+level+biology+revision+guides

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

A level Biology OCR A www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

Biology revision material www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/a-level-ocr-a/

Biology exam style questions www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level-biology-ocr.html

Biology boost you tube www.youtube.com/user/MrBioTom1/videos

Biology revision material www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/biology

FOR WIDER INTEREST

Infinite Monkey Cage www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/player

Life scientific www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015sqc7/episodes/downloads

History of science www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0380wf8/episodes/downloads

In our time - science www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gyd7j/episodes/downloads

Crowd Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz1vj

Inside Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h0vn

Chemistry
 

EXAM WEB SITES - SPECIMEN PAPERS & SPEC & MORE PAST PAPERS

Specification https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/chemistry-2015.html

Edexcel Specimen Papers https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/chemistry-2015.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

Past Papers https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/chemistry-2015.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials

YEAR 12 REVISION GUIDE

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Chemistry-Complete-Revision-Practice/dp/1782942882/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521113911&sr=1-3&keywords=edexcel+chemistry+AS+revision

https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVISE-Edexcel-Chemistry-Revision-online/dp/144798997X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521114203&sr=1-2&keywords=edexcel+chemistry+AS+revision

YEAR 13 REVISION GUIDE

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Chemistry-Complete-Revision-Practice/dp/1782942882/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521113911&sr=1-3&keywords=edexcel+chemistry+AS+revision

https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVISE-Edexcel-Chemistry-Revision-online/dp/144798997X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521114203&sr=1-2&keywords=edexcel+chemistry+AS+revision

Revision Resource  https://tailoredtutors.co.uk/

https://www.scisheets.co.uk/

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Wider explanation

https://www.chemguide.co.uk/

http://www.docbrown.info/page14/page14.htm

http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/

FOR WIDER INTEREST

Infinite Monkey Cage www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/player

Life scientific www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015sqc7/episodes/downloads

History of science www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0380wf8/episodes/downloads

In our time - science www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gyd7j/episodes/downloads

Crowd Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz1vj

Inside Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h0vn

 

 Looking for more resources?  Try here 

If you would like even more resources take a look at these:-

 

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes