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Secondary specific resources

SECONDARY

 

As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Secondary School Improvement advisors.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.

 

These resources have been supplied to us by the Secondary School Improvement service from The Education People

 

The Education People's home learning resource for Key Stage 3

  • The Secondary School Improvement Advisors have produced a PDF containing useful Key Stage 3 curriculum links for home learning opportunities.  You can find that resource here.

 

  • This revision resource has been recommended by Secondary School Improvement Advisors to cover all relevant Key Stage 3 subjects.

 

 

 

English (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

 

  • IXL Standards for all year groups:From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Writing tasks - All Creative Writing (Key Stage 3)
  1. 200 Word Challenge - examples of work; supporting photographs and 25 minute descriptive task
  2. Dice Game
  3. Photo box descriptions 1 / Photo box descriptions 2 / Photo box descriptions 3 / Photo box descriptions 4
  4. Photo prompts
  5. SHOW don't tell
  6. SPAG
  7. Upgrades - Feedback - Tasks
  8. Vocabulary

 

 

English (Key Stage 4)

 

 

 

  • GCSE literature (Key Stage 4)
  1. Lord of the Flies
  2. Jekyll and Hyde
  3. Poetry
  4. General and mixed
  5. Shakespeare
  6. AIC resources
  7. ACC resources

 

  • IXL Standards for all year groups:  From phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies and more, IXL helps learners develop the communication skills needed for success in school, university and career.

 

 

French (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

 

Geography (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

 

History (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

Maths (Key Stage 3)

 

  • IXL Standards for all year groups (for Key Stage 1 to 4)
  • Gain fluency and confidence in maths! IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards. 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths (Key Stage 4)

  • AS Level resources
  1. AQA - Further Mathematics resources / Mathematics resources
  2. OCR - Further Mathematics resources / Mathematics resources
  3. Pearson - Examiner reports

 

 

Science (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish (Key Stage 3)

 

 

 

 

Other support materials include:

BBC Teach lesson plans for secondary-aged young people

  • Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. The website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

 

BBC Teach live lessons for secondary-aged young people

  • Bring your subject to life with interactive lessons featuring some of the BBC's biggest brands and presenters.  Subjects include English, Maths, Science, PSHE and more

 

Bright Educational Consultancy's reading planner (suitable for all ages)

  • Here are some Reading Activities in the form of a planner Bright Educational Consultancy thought would be helpful to share or add to packs. Filled with fun things to do around reading during school closure.

 

Cambridge University Press

  • The Press has made all Academic higher education textbooks free to access online. All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May, regardless of whether they were previously purchased. We are also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus. The Press plays a global role in education and research and shares its University's mission to contribute to society through its work. Sharing that research can play an important role in tackling shared threats such as this.  More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available, drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection; Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.

 

Creativity Cures

  • They invite younger generations (suggested ages of between 4-18) to pick up any 'mark-making' tools you may possess around the home; from raw, synthetic art materials, digital graphics, even textiles, and use them to create something that conveys your feelings, captures your emotions, brings you joy, communicates positivity, unites us, extends peace and increases hope to everyone in the world right now!

 

 Culture Street  (Key Stage 2 and 3)

  • Culture Street has instructions for things like animation, films about museums and galleries, interviews with artists.

 

Hodder Education

  • Teaching and learning solutions for UK and international schools and colleges, through print and digtial resources and expert-led events.

 

Hodder Education: Free resources

  • To help teachers, students and parents as schools close, we are offering customers, who have bought our print textbooks, the equivalent Student eTextbooks, free for one year. Organising this free access is simple.    Schools just need to contact their local Sales Consultant or our  Digital Support Team.

 

icanbea

  • Take a virtual tour around these businesses to get an idea of what it's like to work there!

    The 360 degree tours were produced for key businesses in the Ipswich area and funded through the Ipswich Opportunity Area project.  Now kindly released for general viewing, the tours are a great way to explore these employers using photography, sound and video.

 

Kent Association of Headteachers  (secondary)

  • Curriculum Linked Learning Resources

    *The resources listed here are all free (some may have paid options included).

    They have not been quality-assured by KAH. Schools will need to make local decisions about the validity and appropriateness of the resources.

    Some are websites and apps that you might recommend to parents and carers; others have useful resources that you might include in the materials you provide to support home learning.

    If you would like to share resources that you have found useful with other schools please email them to support@kah.org.uk and we will upload them here.

 

Kent Association of Headteachers  (multi-age)

  • Curriculum Linked Learning Resources

    *The resources listed here are all free (some may have paid options included).

    They have not been quality-assured by KAH. Schools will need to make local decisions about the validity and appropriateness of the resources.

    Some are websites and apps that you might recommend to parents and carers; others have useful resources that you might include in the materials you provide to support home learning.

    If you would like to share resources that you have found useful with other schools please email them to support@kah.org.uk and we will upload them here.

 

Oxford Internation AQA Examinations

  • OxfordAQA has put together a collection of useful resources to support OxfordAQA schools teaching remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.   The list below contains resources from both OxfordAQA and from external providers, and will be updated frequently, so do check back regularly.

 

Safeguarding considerations for lone working (link specific to schools)

  • This NSPCC resource highlights the safeguarding implications related to lone working with children and young people.

 

Speakers for Schools

  • Speakers for Schools give hard to reach students access to top opportunities, including through vitrual talks and virtual work experience opportunities.

 

TES home learning resources

  • TES has created this page to facilitate the sharing of free resources and information on coronavirus, as well as anything that might help support teachers, schools and students during this time, such as revision material, home packs and self-guided study material. 

 

 

For other careers, enterprise, skills and employability specific materials please click here.